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mas·ti·ca·to·ry

 (măs′tĭ-kə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or used in mastication: masticatory muscles.
2. Adapted for chewing.
n. pl. mas·ti·ca·to·ries
A medicinal substance chewed to increase salivation.

masticatory

(ˈmæstɪkətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
(Physiology) of, relating to, or adapted to chewing
n, pl -tories
(Pharmacology) obsolete a medicinal substance chewed to increase the secretion of saliva
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mas·ti·ca·to·ry

a. masticatorio-a, rel. a la masticación.
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