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[tahy-uh-lek-tuh-sis] /ˌtaɪ əˈlɛk tə sɪs/
noun, plural ptyalectases
[tahy-uh-lek-tuh-seez] /ˌtaɪ əˈlɛk təˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
spontaneous or surgical dilatation of a salivary duct.
Origin of ptyalectasis
< Greek ptýal(on) saliva + éktasis a stretching out, equivalent to ek- ec- + ta-, variant stem of teínein to stretch + -sis -sis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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ptyalectasis in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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