salivary

adjective sal·i·vary \ ˈsa-lə-ˌver-ē \

Definition of salivary

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

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First Known Use of salivary

1709

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SALIVARY Defined for Kids

salivary

adjective sal·i·vary \ ˈsa-lə-ˌver-ē \

Definition of salivary for Students

: of, relating to, or producing saliva
  • salivary glands

Medical Dictionary

salivary

adjective sal·i·vary \ ˈsal-ə-ˌver-ē \

medical Definition of salivary

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


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