Its masticatory organs, as well as its viscera, are much more highly developed than are those of ant-lions.
It is used as a masticatory in combination with the areca nut and betel leaf, and also for tanning purposes.
As for myself, I had full work for my eyes, and postponed the exercise of my masticatory powers until another opportunity.
Used for similar purposes to india-rubber, and in the United States chewed as a masticatory.
The eyes were probably stalked, the antennae and mandibles biramous and natatory, and both armed with masticatory processes.
It is chiefly used as a masticatory, to strengthen and preserve the teeth, and perfume the breath.
masticatory: formed for chewing or grinding; applied to the mouth parts and to the grinding structures in the gizzard.
It has also been used as a masticatory in toothache, paralysis of the tongue, &c. On the Continent it is used as a vesicant.
A small quantity is taken by the Chinese ports, but whether as a masticatory or for tanning and dyeing I am not aware.
Sometimes cramps in the masticatory muscles have been observed, which explains the grinding of teeth apparent in some instances.
masticatory mas·ti·ca·to·ry (mās'tĭ-kə-tôr'ē)
Of, relating to, or used in mastication.
Adapted for chewing.