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Meaning of SALIVATION

Pronunciation:  `salu'veyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the secretion of saliva
 

SALIVATION is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: ptyalism, secernment, secretion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sal`i*va"tion\, n. [L. salivatio: cf. F.
salivation.] (Physiol.)
The act or process of salivating; an excessive secretion of
saliva, often accompanied with soreness of the mouth and
gums; ptyalism.

Note: It may be induced by direct chemical or mechanical
      stimulation, as in mastication of some tasteless
      substance like rubber, or indirectly by some agent
      which affects the whole system, as mercury compounds.

 

 

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