- the act or process of swallowing.
Origin of deglutition
Examples from the Web for deglutition
Historical Examples of deglutition
The trouble in deglutition proved to be due to an oesophageal narrowing.Fat and Blood
S. Weir Mitchell
Its contortions during the process of deglutition ought to be charitably concealed.Mr. Claghorn's Daughter
Sore throat, causing the greatest difficulty in deglutition, and delirium were the almost invariable concomitants of this variety.
Fetid breath, salivation, and difficulty in deglutition are usually the first manifestations of the disease to attract attention.
Deglutition becomes painful, especially when the food tendered is rather hot or rather cold.
- the act of swallowing
Word Origin for deglutition
- The act or process of swallowing.