saline solution, saline(adj)
an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water
"a saline substance "; "salty tears"
Water containing dissolved salt.
Containing salt; salty.
consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic
of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste
a salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth
a crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources
a metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine
Origin: [F. salin, fr. L. sal salt: cf. L. salinae salt works, salinum saltcellar. See Salt.]
Saline is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,810. The city is popular for its annual Celtic Festival, which attracts people from all over the United States and its sister cities Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom and Lindenberg, Germany. It is also the hometown of the Saline Fiddlers and Fiddlers ReStrung, two nationally renowned high school bluegrass/fiddle groups. Saline, whose well-regarded school district is perhaps its biggest draw, was ranked the 43rd best place to live out of 1,300 rated cities in the United States in a 2005 CNN/Money Magazine poll, 59th in 2007's poll, and 63rd in 2009's CNN/Money Magazine and also made CNN/Money's list of best places to retire in 2005.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sā′līn, or sā-līn′, adj. consisting of, or containing, salt: partaking of the qualities of salt.—n. an effervescent powder used as a gentle aperient: a salt-spring.—ns. Salī′na, salt-works; Salinā′tion, the act of washing in salt liquor; Sal′ine, Sal′in, a salt, reddish substance obtained from the ashes of potato-leaves; Saline′ness.—adjs. Salinif′erous; Salin′iform.—ns. Salin′ity; Salinom′eter, Salim′eter, a hydrometer for measuring the amount of salt in any given solution.—adj. Salī′no-terrene′, composed of salt and earth.—v.t. Sal′ite, to season with salt.—n. Sal′itral, a place where saltpetre occurs. [Fr.,—L. salinus—sal, salt.]
aliens, A-lines, alines, Selina, silane, slaine
The numerical value of saline in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of saline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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If it’s a saline implant that leaked, it’s like putting a pin in a baggy, it empties right away. There’s no urgency because the body absorbs it.
We've worked on extracted human teeth in what we've describe as an artificial mouth. So we've mimicked the salty, saline conditions of the mouth where we carry out the research. We think this is the best way to have a smooth transfer into real patients and real mouths.
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