deglutition


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de·glu·ti·tion

 (dē′glo͞o-tĭsh′ən)
n.
The act or process of swallowing.

[French déglutition, from déglutir, to swallow, from Latin dēglūtīre : dē-, de- + glūtīre, to gulp.]

de·glu′ti·to′ry (-tĭ-tôr′ē) adj.

deglutition

(ˌdiːɡlʊˈtɪʃən)
n
(Physiology) the act of swallowing
[C17: from French déglutition, from Late Latin dēglūtīre to swallow down, from de- + glutīre to swallow]

de•glu•ti•tion

(ˌdi glʊˈtɪʃ ən)

n.
the act or process of swallowing.
[1640–50; < French déglutition < Latin dēglūtī(re) to swallow down (dē- de- + glūtīre to swallow) + French -tion -tion]
de`glu•ti′tious, adj.

deglutition

the process or act of swallowing.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deglutition - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
aerophagia - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
gulp, swig, draught, draft - a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
sip - a small drink
Translations

de·glu·ti·tion

n. deglución, acto de ingerir.
References in classic literature ?
In a pause of mastication and deglutition, Lady Tippins, contemplating Mortimer, recalls that it was at our dear Veneerings, and in the presence of a party who are surely all here, that he told them his story of the man from somewhere, which afterwards became so horribly interesting and vulgarly popular.
They are indeed exquisite," he said; "but as they are necessarily submitted to the process of deglutition -- a function which it is frequently impossible for a fainting person to accomplish -- I prefer my own specific.
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
12 The implication of an AOB irrespective of its cause include aesthetic issues, speech and phonetic issues, lingual interposition during deglutition and difficulty in biting from front teeth.
Evaluation of normal deglutition with the help of rectified surface electromyography records.
The presence of residual food was the result of the inability of the lips, tongue, and cheeks to perform normal deglutition.
The otolaryngologist assessed the anatomy and deglutition of the infants with the help of a speech pathologist and recorded the findings for further evaluation.
The clinical presentation varies, including simple sore throat, dysphagia, stepwise deglutition, and eventual suffocation or vomiting, especially if the patient is young (4, 8).
Cleft lip and palate affect several systems and functions that include feeding, facial growth, dentition, mastication, deglutition, speech as well as social and psychological problems which have an impact on the child and parents.
It would be miraculous enough to consider the role of the larynx in respiration, in its position atop the respiratory tree, and the periodicity with which it participates in breath and the coordination of deglutition.
The pharynx, a single, complex structure surrounded by numerous muscles and soft tissues, permits phonation, speaking, deglutition, and respiration.