salivary

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adjective sal·i·vary \ˈsa-lə-ˌver-ē\

Definition of salivary

  1. :  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



SALIVARY Defined for Kids

salivary

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adjective sal·i·vary \ˈsa-lə-ˌver-ē\

Definition of salivary for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, or producing saliva salivary glands


Medical Dictionary

salivary

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adjective sal·i·vary \ˈsal-ə-ˌver-ē\

Medical Definition of salivary

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



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