ptyalism


pty·a·lism

noun \-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of PTYALISM

:  an excessive flow of saliva

Origin of PTYALISM

New Latin ptyalismus, from Greek ptyalismos, from ptyalizein to salivate, from ptyalon
First Known Use: 1676

pty·a·lism

noun \-ˌliz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PTYALISM

: an excessive flow of saliva

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