ptyalectases

ptyalectasis

[tahy-uh-lek-tuh-sis]
noun, plural ptyalectases [tahy-uh-lek-tuh-seez] .
spontaneous or surgical dilatation of a salivary duct.

Origin:
< Greek ptýal(on) saliva + éktasis a stretching out, equivalent to ek- ec- + ta-, variant stem of teínein to stretch + -sis -sis

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ptyalectasis pty·a·lec·ta·sis (tī'ə-lěk'tə-sĭs)
n.
See sialectasis.

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