ptyalism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ptyalism excessive flow of saliva
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ptyalism Salivation, or an excessive flow of saliva.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ptyalism In medicine, salivation; a morbid and copious excretion of saliva.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ptyalism salivation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , fr. to spit much, fr. spittle, fr. to spit: cf. F. ptyalisme,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—ptuein, to spit.

Usage

In literature:

AMERICAN PTYALISM: 'QUID RIDES?
"Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844" by Various
Ptyalism, or salivation, consists in an abnormal and excessive secretion of saliva.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
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