Ptyalism
Ptyalism Pty"a*lism, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to spit much, fr. ? spittle, fr. ? to spit: cf. F. ptyalisme.] Salivation, or an excessive flow of saliva. --Quain. [1913 Webster]

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  • ptyalism — [tī′ə liz΄əm] n. [Gr ptyalismos, a spitting < ptyalizein, to spit often < ptyalon: see PTYALIN] excessive secretion of saliva …   English World dictionary

  • ptyalism — noun Etymology: New Latin ptyalismus, from Greek ptyalismos, from ptyalizein to salivate, from ptyalon Date: 1676 an excessive flow of saliva …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ptyalism — /tuy euh liz euhm/, n. Pathol. excessive secretion of saliva. [1675 85; < Gk ptyalismós expectoration, equiv. to ptýal(on) spittle + ismos ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ptyalism — noun sialorrhea …   Wiktionary

  • ptyalism — SYN: sialorrhea. [G. ptyalismos, spitting] * * * pty·a·lism .liz əm n an excessive flow of saliva * * * (sialorrhoea) n. the excessive production of saliva: a symptom of certain nervous disorders, poisoning (by mercury, mushrooms, or… …   Medical dictionary

  • ptyalism — n. excessive production of saliva …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ptyalism — pty·a·lism …   English syllables

  • ptyalism — sialorrhoea; n. the excessive production of saliva: a symptom of certain nervous disorders, poisoning (by mercury, mushrooms, or organophosphates), or infection (rabies). Compare: dry mouth …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ptyalism — pty•a•lism [[t]ˈtaɪ əˌlɪz əm[/t]] n. pat excessive secretion of saliva • Etymology: 1675–85; < Gk ptyalismós expectoration =ptýal(on) spittle + ismos ism …   From formal English to slang

  • ptyalism — /ˈtaɪəlɪzəm/ (say tuyuhlizuhm) noun excessive secretion of saliva. {Greek ptyalismos expectoration} …   Australian English dictionary

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