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- n. The mixing of food with saliva and other oral secretions while eating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The mixing of the food with the saliva and other secretions of the mouth in eating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physiology, the mixing of the saliva with the food in the act of eating.
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Roots are so easily masticable that if they are rendered more so there is danger of their being so hastily swallowed as to escape thorough insalivation, which is so necessary to ensure perfect digestion.
It causes insalivation by paralysis of the secretory fibers of the chorda tympani; increases the flow of bile; has no action upon the spleen.
The thorough mixture of the saliva with the food is called insalivation.
For the labourer the food must be in part solid, requiring mastication and insalivation, and not rapid of digestion.
The importance of thorough mastication and insalivation cannot be overestimated.
Mastication means a thorough breaking up of the food into the smallest particles, and insalivation means the mixing of the small particles with the saliva.
Mastication and insalivation, which are largely mechanical, prepare the food for certain chemical processes by which it is dissolved.
The mouth by its construction is well adapted to carrying on the processes of mastication and insalivation.
* — The work of mastication and insalivation is accomplished through organs situated in and around the mouth cavity.
-- It is better not to drink during eating, or insalivation may be interfered with; a drink is better taken at the end of a meal.