sialorrhea

noun
si·​al·​or·​rhea | \ ˌsī-ə-lə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce sialorrhea (audio) \
variants: or chiefly British sialorrhoea

Definition of sialorrhea

: excessive salivation : hypersalivation

called also ptyalism

First Known Use of sialorrhea

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sialorrhea

New Latin, from sial- + -rrhea, -rrhoea

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“Sialorrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sialorrhea. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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sialorrhea

noun
si·​al·​or·​rhea
variants: or chiefly British sialorrhoea \ ˌsī-​ə-​lə-​ˈrē-​ə How to pronounce sialorrhoea (audio) \

Medical Definition of sialorrhea

: excessive salivation : hypersalivation

called also ptyalism

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