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Noun: rooting reflex
  1. Reflex consisting of head-turning and sucking movements elicited in a normal infant by gently stroking the side of the mouth or cheek

Derived forms: rooting reflexes

Type of: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Rooting reflex