force of mastication

Medical Dictionary

force of mastication n.
The force created by the dynamic action of the masticatory muscles during the physiological act of chewing. Also called masticatory force.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: force of habit
Next Definition: force of nature
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for force of mastication
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing force of mastication
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature