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ptyalectasis

[ tahy-uh-lek-tuh-sis ]
/ ˌtaɪ əˈlɛk tə sɪs /
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noun, plural pty·a·lec·ta·ses [tahy-uh-lek-tuh-seez]. /ˌtaɪ əˈlɛk təˌsiz/.
spontaneous or surgical dilatation of a salivary duct.
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Origin of ptyalectasis

<Greek ptýal(on) saliva + éktasis a stretching out, equivalent to ek- ec- + ta-, variant stem of teínein to stretch + -sis -sis

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Medical definitions for ptyalectasis

ptyalectasis
[ tī′ə-lĕktə-sĭs ]

n.
sialectasis
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