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spittle

[spit-l] /ˈspɪt l/
noun
1.
saliva; spit.
2.
Entomology. the frothy secretion exuded by spittlebugs.
Origin of spittle
1470-1480
1470-80; blend of Middle English spit (noun) (see spit1) and spetil, Old English spǣtl, variant of spātl saliva
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spittle

/ˈspɪtəl/
noun
1.
the fluid secreted in the mouth; saliva or spit
2.
Also called cuckoo spit, frog spit. the frothy substance secreted on plants by the larvae of certain froghoppers
Word Origin
Old English spǣtl saliva; see spit1
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Word Origin and History for spittle
n.

late 15c., "saliva, spit," probably an alteration (by influence of spit (v.)) of Old English spætl, spatl, from Proto-Germanic *spætlan, which is related to Old English spætan "to spit."

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spittle in Medicine

spittle spit·tle (spĭt'l)
n.
Spit; saliva.

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