sialorrhea

noun

si·​al·​or·​rhea ˌsī-ə-lə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce sialorrhea (audio)
variants or chiefly British sialorrhoea
: excessive salivation : hypersalivation

called also ptyalism

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sialorrhea was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Sialorrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sialorrhea. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

sialorrhea

noun
si·​al·​or·​rhea
variants or chiefly British sialorrhoea
: excessive salivation : hypersalivation

called also ptyalism

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