• Structure of a Salivary Gland
    Structure of a Salivary Gland
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj salivary of or relating to saliva "salivary gland"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Salivary (Physiol) Of or pertaining to saliva; producing or carrying saliva; as, the salivary ferment; the salivary glands; the salivary ducts, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • salivary Of or pertaining to saliva; secreting or conveying saliva: as, salivary glands; salivary ducts or canals. In man the salivary glands are three pairs—the parotid (see cut under parotid), submaxillary, aud sublingual. Such glands are of enormous size in various animals, as the beaver aud sewellel. In the latter they form a great glandular collar like a goiter. They are also very large in some birds, as swifts and woodpeckers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Salivary pertaining to, secreting, or containing saliva
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. salivarius, slimy, clammy: cf. F. salivaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L., allied to Gr. sialon, saliva.


In literature:

Moreover, thanks to the wall hardened by the salivary fluid, the structure can be removed from its matrix by chipping it carefully away.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
Hot water served as a substitute for the wasp's salivary juices.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Their salivary juice has a paralysing effect on their prey.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
To him is due the credit of describing the drum of the ear and the salivary glands.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
Salivary receptacle: a small cavity above the opening of the salivary duct, between labium and hypopharynx.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
W. Sublingual salivary gland.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The salivary and lymph glands in the submaxillary space are enlarged and tender.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Even the salivary secretions may be started by the transfigured pinch.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The SALIVARY GLANDS are six in number; three on each side of the jaw.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Salivary glands are wanting.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

More than 400 medicines can affect the salivary glands.
These initial results clear the way for additional gene therapy studies in the salivary glands .
That's not the case with salivary glands .
Mumps is an acute viral infection of the salivary (SAL-uh-ver-ee) glands, located in front of the ears, which has almost been eliminated by vaccinations.
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma accounts for 2.8% to 15.5% of all salivary gland tumors 5.
Half of these occur in major salivary glands, half in minor salivary glands.
Each group was subdivided into 3 treatments (n = 15): saliva contamination (S), saliva contamination and deionized water rinsing (SW), and no salivary contamination (C).
Salivary duct carcinoma is a high-grade adenocarcinoma that resembles breast ductal carcinoma.
A Beastie Boy's Death: What Is Salivary Gland Cancer.
It's extremely rare for people to be diagnosed with salivary gland cancer.
An analysis of salivary gland neoplasms: A 12-year, single-institution experience in Turkey.
The epidemiology of salivary gland tumors worldwide is not very well defined.
'Transformers 3': Sour, Sexist, and Salivary .
The painful stones are caused when chemicals in the saliva crystallize into a stone that can block the salivary ducts.
Salivary gland cancer in patients younger than 30 years.