Definitions for salivaryˈsæl əˌvɛr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa•li•vasəˈlaɪ və(n.)

  1. a viscid, watery fluid, secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands, that functions in the tasting, chewing, and swallowing of food, moistens the mouth, and starts the digestion of starches.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of saliva:

1670–80; < L salīva

sal•i•var•yˈsæl əˌvɛr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. salivary(adj)

    of or relating to saliva

    "salivary gland"


  1. salivary(Adjective)

    Referring to saliva.

    My salivary glands start going at just the smell of my mom's hot apple pie, then I drool in a direct line to the kitchen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Salivary(adj)

    of or pertaining to saliva; producing or carrying saliva; as, the salivary ferment; the salivary glands; the salivary ducts, etc


  1. Salivary

    Salivary; of or relating to saliva.


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