somatic swallow

n.

An adult or mature swallowing pattern, marked by muscular contractions that appear to be under control at a subconscious level.

Nearby words

  1. somatic mutation theory of cancer,
  2. somatic nerve,
  3. somatic nervous system,
  4. somatic reproduction,
  5. somatic sensory cortex,
  6. somatic therapy,
  7. somaticize,
  8. somatist,
  9. somatization,
  10. somatization disorder


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