[mas-ti-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈmæs tɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
of, relating to, or used in or for mastication.
noun, plural masticatories.
Pharmacology. a medicinal substance to be chewed, as to promote the secretion of saliva.
of, relating to, or adapted to chewing
noun (pl) -tories
(obsolete) a medicinal substance chewed to increase the secretion of saliva
masticatory mas·ti·ca·to·ry (mās’tĭ-kə-tôr’ē)
A medicinal substance that is chewed to increase salivation.
- Masticatory force
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.