HyperDic: saliva

English > 1 sense of the word saliva:
NOUNbodysaliva, spit, spittlea clear liquid / liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth
saliva > pronunciation
Soundssahlay'vah
RhymesCasanova ... yeshiva: 31 rhymes with vah...
English > saliva: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA clear liquid / liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches.
Synonymsspit, spittle
Part ofsalivary glandAny of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
Narrowerdrool, dribble, drivel, slobbersaliva spilling from the mouth
tobacco juicesaliva colored brown by tobacco (snuff or chewing tobacco)
BroadersecretionA functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
SubstancesptyalinAn amylase secreted in saliva
Spanishbaba, saliva
Catalansaliva
Adjectivessalivaryof or relating to saliva
Verbssalivateproduce saliva

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