deglutitious

deglutition

[dee-gloo-tish-uhn]
noun Physiology.
the act or process of swallowing.

Origin:
1640–50; < French déglutition < Latin dēglūtīt(us) (past participle of dēglūtīre to swallow down, equivalent to dē- de- + glūtī(re) to swallow (see glutton1) + -tus past participle suffix) + French -ion -ion

deglutitious, adjective
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deglutition (ˌdiːɡlʊˈtɪʃən)
 
n
the act of swallowing
 
[C17: from French déglutition, from Late Latin dēglūtīre to swallow down, from de- + glutīre to swallow]

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deglutition
from Fr. déglutition (16c.), noun of action from L. deglutare, from de- + glutire "to swallow."
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deglutition de·glu·ti·tion (dē'glōō-tĭsh'ən)
n.
The act or process of swallowing.

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