Masticatory

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Masticatory (Med) A substance to be chewed to increase the saliva.
    • a Masticatory Chewing; adapted to perform the office of chewing food.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • masticatory Relating or pertaining to mastication; used in or effected by chewing: as, the masticatory apparatus or process.
    • n masticatory A substance chewed to excite the secretion of saliva.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Masticatory chewing: adapted for chewing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. masticatoire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. masticāre, -ātummastiche, mastic.

Usage

In literature:

FOR MEAT, BREAD, VEGETABLES, AND OTHER MASTICATORY ALIMENT.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, October 30, 1841" by Various
Sometimes cramps in the masticatory muscles have been observed, which explains the grinding of teeth apparent in some instances.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
The ARECA PALM; extensive use of the nuts in the East as a masticatory.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
FOR MEAT, BREAD, VEGETABLES, AND OTHER MASTICATORY ALIMENT.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Masticatory: formed for chewing or grinding; applied to the mouth parts and to the grinding structures in the gizzard.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The Chinese, in order to blacken them, chew what is called "betel" or "betel nut," a common masticatory in the East.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Used for similar purposes to india-rubber, and in the United States chewed as a masticatory.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Stomach generally provided with chitinous or calcified masticatory plates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
We will divide these muscles into two categories: masticatory and cutaneous.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
Dagga, Tascha or Takka, used by the Hottentots as a masticatory, i.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
In animals with dolichocephalic skulls the principal movements of the mandible in the masticatory process are anteroposterior.
"Evolution and Classification of the Pocket Gophers of the Subfamily Geomyinae" by Robert J. Russell
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