ptyalism

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noun pty·a·lism \-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of ptyalism

  1. :  an excessive flow of saliva

Origin and Etymology of ptyalism

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


First Known Use: 1676


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ptyalism

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noun pty·a·lism \-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of ptyalism


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