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saline

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adjective sa·line \ˈsā-ˌlēn, -ˌlīn\

Simple Definition of saline

  • : containing salt

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of saline

  1. 1 :  consisting of or containing salt <a saline solution>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or resembling salt :  salty <a saline taste>

  3. 3 :  consisting of or relating to the salts of the alkali metals or of magnesium <a saline cathartic>

salinity

play \sā-ˈli-nə-tē, sə-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of saline

Middle English, from Anglo-French salin, from Latin salinus, from sal salt — more at salt


First Known Use: 15th century


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saline

noun sa·line

Simple Definition of saline

  • : a mixture of salt and water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of saline

  1. 1 :  a metallic salt; especially :  a salt of potassium, sodium, or magnesium with a cathartic action

  2. 2 :  a saline solution; especially :  one isosmotic with body fluids

1662

First Known Use of saline

1662

Rhymes with saline

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Medical Dictionary

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saline

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adjective sa·line \ˈsā-ˌlēn, -ˌlīn\

Medical Definition of saline

  1. 1:  consisting of or containing salt <a saline solution>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or resembling salt :  salty <a saline taste>

  3. 3:  consisting of or relating to the salts especially of lithium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium <a saline cathartic>

  4. 4:  relating to or being abortion induced by the injection of a highly concentrated saline solution into the amniotic sac <saline amniocentesis>




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saline

noun sa·line

Medical Definition of saline

  1. 1a:  a metallic salt; especially :  a salt of potassium, sodium, or magnesium with a cathartic actionb:  an aqueous solution of one or more such salts

  2. 2:  a saline solution used in physiology; especially :  physiological saline





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