As they rip into the slabs, saliva, sand, and sweat begin seasoning the meat.
Crime-scene investigators gathered a saliva sample from the bite mark and sealed it in a plastic tube.
Despite the protests of AIDS activists that saliva alone could not transmit the illness, kissing became an industry controversy.
We spit our saliva into our spit kits after forgoing food for an hour before.
The Bee has varnished the clay of her cell with the saliva applied by her tongue.
The belly is hard and painful, and in the morning there is a copious flow of saliva, and an uncommon craving for dry food.
Food is ground fine in the mouth, and mixed with saliva to form a paste.
This he moistened with saliva and quickly dropped into the center of his fuel stack.
The poison is present in the saliva of the diseased animal and is transmitted through wounds made by its bite.
This he saturated with saliva and then coated it over with the powder.
saliva sa·li·va (sə-lī'və)
The watery mixture of secretions from the salivary and oral mucous glands that lubricates chewed food, moistens the oral walls, and contains ptyalin.
The watery fluid that is secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands. In many animals, including humans, it contains the enzyme amylase, which breaks down carbohydrates. Saliva also contains mucus, which lubricates food for swallowing, and various proteins and mineral salts. Some special chemicals occur in the saliva of other animals, such as anticoagulants in the saliva of mosquitoes.