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sialagogue

or si·al·o·gogue

[sahy-al-uh-gawg, -gog]Medicine/Medical
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adjective
  1. sialagogic(def 1).
noun
  1. a sialagogic agent or medicine.

Origin of sialagogue

1775–85; < New Latin sialagōgus < Greek síal(on) saliva + -agōgós -agogue
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sialagogue

sialogogue

noun
  1. med any drug or agent that can stimulate the flow of saliva
Derived Formssialagogic or sialogogic (ˌsaɪələˈɡɒdʒɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C18: from New Latin sialagōgus, from Greek sialon saliva + -agogue
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sialogogue in Medicine

sialogogue

(sī-ălə-gôg′)
n.
  1. Variant ofsialagogue

sialagogue

n.
  1. A drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva.ptyalagogue