masticatory force n.
See force of mastication.
- Masticatory system
masticatory system n. The organs and structures primarily functioning in mastication, including jaws and jaw muscles, teeth, temporomandibular joints, tongue, lips, cheeks, and mucous membranes.
[mas-tif, mah-stif] /ˈmæs tɪf, ˈmɑ stɪf/ noun 1. one of a breed of large, powerful, short-haired dogs having an apricot, fawn, or brindled coat. /ˈmæstɪf/ noun 1. an old breed of large powerful short-haired dog, usually fawn or brindle with a dark mask n. large, powerful breed of dog, early 14c., from Old French mastin […]
noun 1. any insectivorous bat of the family Molossidae, found in warm areas throughout the world, having a naked tail, folded ears, and small wings and most often seen running along the ground.
[ma-stij-ee-uh m] /mæˈstɪdʒ i əm/ noun, plural mastigia [ma-stij-ee-uh] /mæˈstɪdʒ i ə/ (Show IPA) 1. an extensible, lashlike, anal organ in certain caterpillars.