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masticate

[′mas·tə‚kāt]
(chemical engineering)
To process rubber on a machine to make it softer and more pliable before mixing with other substances.
(physiology)
To chew.
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Harvest/Thinning Feller Buncher (16) Harvester (13) Masticator (15) Sawhead/tree shear (8) Equipment Type Skidding Skidder (40) Horse (3) Light (3) Forwarder (1) Chipper (27) Processing Delimber (12) Stationary Sawmill (11) Portable Sawmill (7) Firewoord Processor (4) Note: Table made from bar graph.
Infection can arise de novo in the buccal space or can secondarily involve the space from surrounding structures and compartments, especially the masticator space and submandibular space, both of which have areas of free communication with the buccal space.
Lesions in the area of the masticator muscle may arise from any number of the soft tissues of the face, including skin, lymphatic, adnexal, neural, and salivary structures (i.
In 1 previously reported case of rhabdomyolysis of the masticator space, (5) follow-up imaging revealed resolution with apparently no significant sequelae.
He used a piece of wood to force the rubber in between the rotors and invented in that way a ram for the masticator.
It extended into the masticator space between the ascending ramus of the mandible and the pterygoid musculature.
Computed tomography (CT) of the paranasal sinuses revealed that the 6-cm mass involved the left nasal cavity, maxillary sinus, and orbit with lateral extension into the masticator and buccal spaces (figure 2).
Computed tomography (CT) of the facial bones revealed that a large, heterogenous parotid mass had filled the left masticator space and eroded the body and angle of the mandible and the left maxilla, with effacement of the oropharynx (figure 2).
3) The most common locations are the supraclavicular and masticator spaces.
The mass also extended into the right masticator space through the pterygomaxillary fissure.
The distal portion of branch V3 is located between the take-off of the masticator nerve from the main trunk of V3 and the origin of the mylohyoid nerve from the inferior alveolar nerve.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an inflammatory process in the deep facial and masticator areas on the left (figure).