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Pronunciation: mor-sik'a-te-o

Definition: Habitual nibbling of the lips (morsicatio labiorum), tongue (morsicatio linguae), or buccal mucosa (morsicatio buccarum); often produces a shaggy white lesion.

[L. biting, fr. mordeo, to bite]

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