masticatory

masticatory

[mas-ti-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or used in or for mastication.
noun, plural masticatories.
2.
Pharmacology. a medicinal substance to be chewed, as to promote the secretion of saliva.

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin masticātōrius. See masticate, -tory1

unmasticatory, adjective
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masticatory (ˈmæstɪkətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or adapted to chewing
 
n , -tories
2.  obsolete a medicinal substance chewed to increase the secretion of saliva

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masticatory mas·ti·ca·to·ry (mās'tĭ-kə-tôr'ē)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or used in mastication.

  2. Adapted for chewing.

n.
A medicinal substance that is chewed to increase salivation.
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