deglutitory


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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.

deglutitory

(diːˈɡluːtɪtərɪ) or

deglutitive

adj
of or relating to swallowing
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The muscle is not under voluntary control, but it can be made to function indirectly by initiating the deglutitory act.