Definition of Deglutition

1. Noun. The act of swallowing. "He took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

Exact synonyms: Drink, Swallow
Generic synonyms: Consumption, Ingestion, Intake, Uptake
Specialized synonyms: Aerophagia, Draft, Draught, Gulp, Swig, Sip
Derivative terms: Drink, Swallow



Definition of Deglutition

1. n. The act or process of swallowing food; the power of swallowing.

Definition of Deglutition

1. Noun. (physiology) The act or process of swallowing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deglutition

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Deglutition

1. The act or process of swallowing food; the power of swallowing. "The muscles employed in the act of deglutition." (Paley) Origin: L. Deglutire to swallow down; de- + glutire to swallow: cf. F. Deglutition. See Glut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deglutition

deglottalize
deglottalized
deglottalizes
deglottalizing
deglove
degloving
degloving injury
deglucosyl
deglucosylated
deglut
deglutinate
deglutinated
deglutinates
deglutinating
deglutination
deglutition (current term)
deglutition apnea
deglutition pneumonia
deglutition reflex
deglutitions
deglutitious
deglutitive
deglutitory
deglycerolise
deglycerolize
deglycosylate
deglycosylated
deglycosylates
deglycosylating
deglycosylation

Literary usage of Deglutition

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1. A Text-book of Human Physiology by Austin Flint (1888)
"This may be done independently of the act of respiration, which is necessarily arrested only during deglutition; for the mere act of suction has never ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1884)
"When a gum-balloon lies in the first segment of the oesophagus, and two or more acts of deglutition follow whose interval was less than 1-2", ..."

3. The Physiology of Man: Designed to Represent the Existing State of by Austin Flint (1875)
"deglutition. deglutition is the act by which solid and liquid articles are forced from the ... Physiological Anatomy of the Parts concerned in deglutition. ..."

4. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"The object of this paper is to show :— I. That the epiglottis is not essential to deglutition, even of liquids. In support of this view the experiments of ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1866)
"The deglutition of liquids is effected in the same way. except that these pass pretty frequently over the epiglottis itsi-lf, which rarely occurs with solid ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1866)
"Refutation of the View recently propounded that the Food comes into contact with the Vocal Cords in deglutition. By GEORGE DUNCAN Gran, MA, MD, LL. ..."

7. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1897)
"It is now about seventeen years since Kronecker and myself* advanced the view that in the act of deglutition liquids and semi- solids are not carried down ..."

8. Kirkes' Handbook of physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes (1905)
"The following account of deglutition is based npon the researches of ... The interval of time between the commencement of the act of deglutition and the ..."

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