Definition of Rooting reflex

1. Noun. Reflex consisting of head-turning and sucking movements elicited in a normal infant by gently stroking the side of the mouth or cheek.




Definition of Rooting reflex

1. Noun. a reflex in infants in which the head is turned towards any stimulus; used to find the nipple ¹

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Medical Definition of Rooting reflex

1. When the cheek or lip is touched, a newborn baby automatically roots and turns the face toward the stimulus. The rooting reflex helps with breast-feeding. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rooting Reflex

rooteries
rooters
rootery
rootest
rooteth
roothair
roothairs
roothold
rootholds
rootier
rooties
rootiest
rootiness
rootinesses
rooting
rooting reflex (current term)
rootings
rootkit
rootkits
rootkitted
rootkitting
rootle
rootled
rootles
rootless
rootlessly
rootlessness
rootlessnesses
rootlet
rootlet system

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