Adjective "salivary" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/səˈlʌɪv(ə)ri/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'Tolterodine is a recently introduced antimuscarinic agent, which has a lower affinity for muscarinic receptors in the salivary glands.'
  2. 'Minor salivary glands of mucinous type are also located in the nose, paranasal sinuses, the larynx, trachea and bronchi.'

Definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"glands can be salivary."

"secretions can be salivary."

"contaminations can be salivary."

"outputs can be salivary."

"bicarbonates can be salivary."

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Origin

(saliva)