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sa·li·va

 (sə-lī′və)
n.
The watery mixture of secretions from the salivary and oral mucous glands that lubricates chewed food, moistens the oral walls, and contains ptyalin.

[Latin salīva.]
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saliva

(səˈlaɪvə)
n
(Physiology) the secretion of salivary glands, consisting of a clear usually slightly acid aqueous fluid of variable composition. It moistens the oral cavity, prepares food for swallowing, and initiates the process of digestion.
[C17: from Latin, of obscure origin]
salivary, salival adj
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sa•li•va

(səˈlaɪ və)

n.
a viscid, watery fluid, secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands, that functions in the tasting, chewing, and swallowing of food, moistens the mouth, and starts the digestion of starches.
[1670–80; < Latin salīva]
sal•i•var•y (ˈsæl əˌvɛr i) adj.
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sa·li·va

(sə-lī′və)
The watery fluid that is secreted into the mouth by glands known as salivary glands. In many animals, including humans, it contains enzymes that help in the digestion of carbohydrates. Saliva also contains mucus, which lubricates food for swallowing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saliva - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouthsaliva - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
slobber, dribble, drivel, drool - saliva spilling from the mouth
tobacco juice - saliva colored brown by tobacco (snuff or chewing tobacco)
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
ptyalin - an amylase secreted in saliva
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saliva

noun spit, dribble, drool, slaver, spittle, sputum A string of saliva looped from his mouth.
Related words
adjective sialoid
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Translations
لُعَابلُعاب، ريق
slina
spyt
sylki
राललार
slina
nyál
munnvatnslef
唾液
saliva
seilės
siekalas
salivă
slina
salivspott
น้ำลาย
nước bọt

saliva

[səˈlaɪvə] Nsaliva f
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saliva

[səˈlaɪvə] nsalive f
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saliva

nSpeichel m
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saliva

[səˈlaɪvə] nsaliva
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

saliva

(səˈlaivə) noun
the liquid that forms in the mouth to help digestion.
salivate (ˈsӕliveit) verb
to produce saliva, especially in large amounts.
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saliva

لُعَاب slina spyt Speichel σάλιο saliva sylki salive slina saliva 唾液 speeksel spytt ślina saliva слюна saliv น้ำลาย tükürük nước bọt 唾液
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saliva

n saliva
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References in periodicals archive ?
Flow rates of resting whole and stimulated parotid saliva in relation to age and gender.
Previous studies with sB2M have used parotid saliva. [2,3,21,22] Whole unstimulated saliva reflects the total contribution from all the salivary glands.
Although the mean glucose concentration in the parotid saliva of subjects with diabetes was slightly higher at each measurement compared with that of subjects without diabetes, there was considerable overlap of the concentration curves for individuals in each group.
Hay, Complete Covalent Structure of Statherin, a Tyrosine-Rich Acidic Peptide which Inhibits Calciumphosphate Precipitation from Human Parotid Saliva, J.
Amylase in parotid saliva of rats after sympathetic nervous decentralization.
(2002; 2003; 2007) reported that a suppression of dry forage intake during the early stages of feeding was partly caused by feeding-induced hypovolemia, which was produced by the accelerated secretion of parotid saliva. Under NFC, ruminal distension, ruminal fluid osmolality, plasma osmolality and thirst levels all increased at the same time during the second hour of the 2 h dry forage feeding period.
DBP was implied to be a normal constituent of parotid saliva and its levels in parotid saliva did not vary according to the presence or absence of periodontal disease and were irrespective of the presence or absence of the teeth [19].
It was a campaign that was greatly disrupted around the New Year by a relapse of the cancer in the parotid saliva gland that forced Vilanova to undergo another operation as well as spending several weeks in New York for treatment.
Immunochemical quantitation of alpha-amylase and secretory IgA in parotid saliva from people of various ages.
Vilanova, has suffered a relapse of the cancer in the parotid saliva gland that was first diagnosed in November 2011 when he was Pep Guardiola's assistant.
Parotid saliva can be collected by aspiration from the duct opening with a micropipette.