sialagogue

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noun si·al·a·gogue \sī-ˈa-lə-ˌgäg\

Definition of sialagogue

  1. :  an agent that promotes the flow of saliva

Origin and Etymology of sialagogue

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


First Known Use: circa 1783


Medical Dictionary

sialagogue

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noun si·al·a·gogue \sī-ˈal-ə-ˌgäg\

Medical Definition of sialagogue

  1. :  an agent that promotes the flow of saliva—called also sialogogue


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