salivation

[ sal-uh-vey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsæl əˈveɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or process of salivating.
an abnormally abundant flow of saliva; ptyalism.
mercurial poisoning.

Origin of salivation

1590–1600; < Latin salīvātiōn- (stem of salīvātiō), equivalent to salīvāt(us) (see salivate) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

hy·per·sal·i·va·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for hypersalivation (1 of 2)

hypersalivation

[ hī′pər-săl′ə-vāshən ]

n.

ptyalism

Medicine definitions for hypersalivation (2 of 2)

salivation

[ săl′ə-vāshən ]

n.

The act or process of secreting saliva.
ptyalism
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