Thursday, February 5, 2009
deglutition \ˌdē-glü-ˈti-shən, ˌde-glü-\ noun: the act or process of swallowing
Etymology: French déglutition, from Latin deglutire to swallow down, from de- + glutire, gluttire to swallow
Do you chew and swallow your food or do you engage in mastication and deglutition? It’s an important distinction at the dinner table.