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Definition of Masticate
MasticateMasticate Mas"ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Masticated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Masticating.] [L. masticatus, p. p. of
masticare to chew, prob. fr. mastiche mastic. See Mastic.]
To grind or crush with, or as with, the teeth and prepare for
swallowing and digestion; to chew; as, to masticate food.
Meaning of Masticate from wikipedia
is the process
food is crushed
by teeth. It is the first
step of digestion, and it increases
are four cl****ical muscles
. During mastication
, three muscles
(musculi masticatorii) are responsible
- Great Masticator
", by arguing
that food should
be chewed thoroughly until liquefied before
swallowing: "Nature will castigate those
who don't masticate
- The lateral pterygoid
or external pterygoid
is a muscle
with two heads. It lies superiorly
to the medial
pterygoid. The upper/superior...
- In human
anatomy, the m****eter is one of the muscles
only in mammals, it is particularly powerful
spaces. The masticator spaces
are paired structures
side of the head. The muscles
in a layer
- Masticatory force
as the force
that is created
by the dynamic action
of the masticatory muscles during
the act of chewing...
- molars cannot
chew food effectively, and cats are largely incapable
cats tend to have better teeth
than most humans, with decay...
- serous saliva through
duct into the mouth, to facilitate mastication
and to begin
of starches. There
- (or internal pterygoid
muscle), is a thick, quadrilateral muscle
. The mandibular branch
of the fifth cranial
nerve, the trigeminal
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