rooting reflex love

Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a reflex in infants in which the head is turned towards any stimulus; used to find the nipple

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. reflex consisting of head-turning and sucking movements elicited in a normal infant by gently stroking the side of the mouth or cheek


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.