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sucking reflex

sucking reflex in Medicine

sucking reflex suck·ing reflex (sŭk'ĭng)
Sucking movements of an infant's lips elicited by touching them or the adjacent skin.

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  • They are so little stimulated by their surroundings, and they sleep so profoundly, that the sucking reflex is not aroused.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron

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