Associations to the word «Saliva»

Wiktionary

SALIVA, noun. (physiology) A clear, slightly alkaline liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands, consisting of water, mucin, protein, and enzymes. It moistens the mouth, lubricates ingested food, and begins the breakdown of starches.
SALIVA TEST, noun. (medicine) A medical test in which a sample of saliva is analyzed, often in order to measure a person's hormone levels; such a test administered to an athlete in order to conclusively determine gender.

Dictionary definition

SALIVA, noun. A clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches.

Wise words

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