Salivary
Salivary Sal"i*va*ry, a. [L. salivarius slimy, clammy: cf. F. salivaire.] (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to saliva; producing or carrying saliva; as, the salivary ferment; the salivary glands; the salivary ducts, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • salivary — [sal′ə ver΄ē] adj. of or relating to saliva; specif., designating or of three pairs of glands in the mouth that secrete saliva * * * sal·i·var·y (sălʹə vĕr ē) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or producing saliva. 2. Of or relating to a salivary gland. *… …   Universalium

  • salivary — 1709, from L. salivarius, from saliva (see SALIVA (Cf. saliva)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • salivary — [sal′ə ver΄ē] adj. of or relating to saliva; specif., designating or of three pairs of glands in the mouth that secrete saliva …   English World dictionary

  • salivary — adjective Referring to saliva. My salivary glands start going at just the smell of my moms hot apple pie, then I drool in a direct line to the kitchen …   Wiktionary

  • salivary — adj. Salivary is used with these nouns: ↑gland …   Collocations dictionary

  • salivary — saliva ► NOUN ▪ a watery liquid secreted into the mouth by glands, providing lubrication for chewing and swallowing, and aiding digestion. DERIVATIVES salivary adjective. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • salivary — adjective of or relating to saliva (Freq. 1) salivary gland • Pertains to noun: ↑saliva • Derivationally related forms: ↑saliva …   Useful english dictionary

  • salivary — adjective Date: 1709 of or relating to saliva or the glands that secrete it; especially producing or carrying saliva …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • salivary — Relating to saliva. SYN: sialic, sialine. [L. salivarius] * * * sal·i·vary sal ə .ver ē adj of or relating to saliva or the glands that secrete it esp producing or carrying saliva …   Medical dictionary

  • salivary — Synonyms and related words: excretory, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, rheumy, salivant, salivous, secretional, secretive, secretory, seminal, serous, sialagogic, spermatic, watering, watery …   Moby Thesaurus

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