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xerostomia

[zeer-uh-stoh-mee-uh] /ˌzɪər əˈstoʊ mi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
dryness of the mouth caused by diminished function of the salivary glands due to aging, disease, drug reaction, etc.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; xero- + Neo-Latin -stomia a condition of the mouth, as specified by the 1st element; see -stome, -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for xerostomia

xerostomia

/ˌziːrəˈstəʊmɪə/
noun
1.
abnormal lack of saliva; dryness of the mouth
Word Origin
C19: from xero- + -stom(e) + -ia
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xerostomia in Medicine

xerostomia xe·ro·sto·mi·a (zēr'ə-stō'mē-ə)
n.
Dryness of the mouth resulting from diminished or arrested salivary secretion.

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