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ptyalism

[tahy-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈtaɪ əˌlɪz əm/
noun, Pathology
1.
excessive secretion of saliva.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Greek ptyalismós expectoration, equivalent to ptýal(on) spittle + -ismos -ism
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ptyalism

/ˈtaɪəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
excessive secretion of saliva
Word Origin
C17: from Greek ptualismos, from ptualizein to produce saliva, from ptualon saliva
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ptyalism in Medicine

ptyalism pty·a·lism (tī'ə-lĭz'əm)
n.
Excessive flow of saliva. Also called hypersalivation, salivation, sialism, sialismus, sialorrhea, sialosis.

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