Thursday, February 5, 2009

Deglutition


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.

1 comment:

i are tiny kitn said...

Oh I definitly masticate. Especially when i have a hard time falling asleep at night.