sialagogue

noun
si·​al·​a·​gogue | \ sī-ˈa-lə-ˌgäg How to pronounce sialagogue (audio) \

Definition of sialagogue

: an agent that promotes the flow of saliva

First Known Use of sialagogue

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sialagogue

New Latin sialagogus promoting the expulsion of saliva, from Greek sialon saliva + New Latin -agogus -agogue

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The first known use of sialagogue was circa 1783

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“Sialagogue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sialagogue. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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sialagogue

noun
si·​al·​a·​gogue | \ sī-ˈal-ə-ˌgäg How to pronounce sialagogue (audio) \

Medical Definition of sialagogue

: an agent that promotes the flow of saliva

called also sialogogue

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