mechanical procedure for crushing the food and its first enzymatic splitting
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Chewing, or mastication, is the first part of the digestive system. It is when the teeth chew the food and the tongue mixes it with saliva to make it mushy in the mouth. A group of animals, called the ruminants, masticate more than once. Most cattle are in this group.

A monkey chewing plant matter - masticating - so it is easier to digest