deglutition

[ dee-gloo-tish-uh n ]
/ ˌdi glʊˈtɪʃ ən /

noun Physiology.

the act or process of swallowing.

Origin of deglutition

1640–50; < French déglutition < Latin dēglūtīt(us) (past participle of dēglūtīre to swallow down, equivalent to dē- de- + glūtī(re) to swallow (see glutton1) + -tus past participle suffix) + French -ion -ion

Related forms

de·glu·ti·tious, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deglutition

deglutition

/ (ˌdiːɡlʊˈtɪʃən) /

noun

the act of swallowing

Word Origin for deglutition

C17: from French déglutition, from Late Latin dēglūtīre to swallow down, from de- + glutīre to swallow
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Medicine definitions for deglutition

deglutition

[ dē′glōō-tĭshən ]

n.

The act or process of swallowing.
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