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Pronunciation: glos'o-din'e-o-tro'pizm

Definition: Apparent satisfaction from subjecting the tongue to a pain-inducing dental fault; considered by some to be a masochistic behavior or manifestation.

[glosso- + G. odyne, pain, + trope, a turning]

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