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Meaning of masticatory

mas•ti•ca•to•ry

Pronunciation: (mas'ti-ku-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ries.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or used in or for mastication.
—n.
  1. a medicinal substance to be chewed, as to promote the secretion of saliva.
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