salivary

adjective
sal·​i·​vary | \ ˈsa-lə-ˌver-ē How to pronounce salivary (audio) \

Definition of salivary

: of or relating to saliva or the glands that secrete it especially : producing or carrying saliva

Examples of salivary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the study, the Microsporidia MB reduces the establishment of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite in the guts of the mosquitoes, and impairs the colonization of the salivary glands by the parasite. Uwagbale Edward-ekpu, Quartz Africa, "A Kenyan-British team of scientists has discovered a microbe to stop malaria transmission," 7 May 2020 Mumps is an extremely contagious viral infection of the salivary glands, yet the symptoms for mumps don't appear for two to three weeks after contraction. Chase Hunter, USA TODAY, "Health officials warn of mumps outbreak in Arizona," 20 Dec. 2019 Mumps is an extremely contagious viral infection of the salivary glands, yet the symptoms for mumps don't appear for 2-3 weeks after contraction. Chase Hunter, azcentral, "Public health officials warn of community-wide mumps outbreak in Maricopa County," 19 Dec. 2019 The Mayo Clinic reports that symptoms of mumps can include pain in the swollen salivary glands on one or both sides of the face, pain while chewing or swallowing, fever, headache, muscle aches, weakness and fatigue and loss of appetite. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, "Razorbacks to make vaccine available to athletes, staff after mumps cases on campus," 25 Nov. 2019 This is caused by swollen salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides of the head, known as parotitis. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "National FFA Convention exhibitor had mumps virus, state health officials say," 4 Nov. 2019 In August 2018, her cancer returned again—this time as mucoepidermoid carcinoma, or cancer of the salivary glands. Korin Miller, Health.com, "This 32-Year-Old Teacher Wrote Her Own Obituary Before Dying of Cancer—and Now It's Going Viral," 8 Oct. 2019 Symptoms include fever, headache and swelling of the salivary glands, which causes puffy cheeks and a tender jaw. Clifford Ward, chicagotribune.com, "McHenry County reports six cases of mumps among detainees in county jail this summer," 12 Sep. 2019 Heads to Heaven’ Gabe, a former track and cross-country athlete for the University of Minnesota, was first diagnosed with a rare salivary gland cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Gabriele Grunewald’s Husband Says ‘Every Day Hurts Differently’ Following Her Death," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of salivary

1709, in the meaning defined above

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“Salivary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salivary. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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salivary

adjective
sal·​i·​vary | \ ˈsa-lə-ˌver-ē How to pronounce salivary (audio) \

Kids Definition of salivary

: of, relating to, or producing saliva salivary glands

salivary

adjective
sal·​i·​vary | \ ˈsal-ə-ˌver-ē How to pronounce salivary (audio) \

Medical Definition of salivary

: of or relating to saliva or the glands that secrete it especially : producing or carrying saliva

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