sucking reflex

[ sŭkĭng ]

n.

Sucking movements of an infant's lips elicited by touching them or the adjacent skin.

Nearby words

  1. sucket fork,
  2. suckfish,
  3. suckhole,
  4. sucking,
  5. sucking louse,
  6. sucking wound,
  7. suckle,
  8. suckler,
  9. suckling,
  10. suckling, sir john


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