masticatory system


The organs and structures primarily functioning in mastication, including jaws and jaw muscles, teeth, temporomandibular joints, tongue, lips, cheeks, and mucous membranes.

Nearby words

  1. monocular,
  2. monocular diplopia,
  3. monoculture,
  4. monocycle,
  5. monocyclic,
  6. monocytic,
  7. monocytic leukemia,
  8. monocytic leukocytosis,
  9. monocytopenia,
  10. monocytosis

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