ptyalism

noun

pty·​a·​lism ˈtī-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce ptyalism (audio)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin ptyalismus, from Greek ptyalismos, from ptyalizein to salivate, from ptyalon

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ptyalism was in 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Ptyalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ptyalism. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

ptyalism

noun
pty·​a·​lism -ˌliz-əm How to pronounce ptyalism (audio)
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