salivary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

saliva +‎ -ary

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Adjective[edit]

salivary (not comparable)

  1. Relating to saliva.

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Noun[edit]

salivary (plural salivaries)

  1. A salivary gland.
    • 1914, Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society (page 130)
      The most striking peculiarity, however, is the presence of a pair of glands (possibly aborted salivaries) apparently issuing from the posterior of the pharynx, and looking like the two ends of a clergyman's bands or cravat.