Masticatory



[mas-ti-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈmæs tɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/

adjective
1.
of, relating 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.
/ˈmæstɪkətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or adapted to chewing
noun (pl) -tories
2.
(obsolete) a medicinal substance chewed to increase the secretion of saliva

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

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

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