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ptyalism

[tahy-uh-liz-uh m]
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noun Pathology.
  1. excessive secretion of saliva.
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Origin of ptyalism

1675–85; < Greek ptyalismós expectoration, equivalent to ptýal(on) spittle + -ismos -ism
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ptyalism

noun
  1. excessive secretion of saliva
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Word Origin

C17: from Greek ptualismos, from ptualizein to produce saliva, from ptualon saliva
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ptyalism in Medicine

ptyalism

(tīə-lĭz′əm)
n.
  1. Excessive flow of saliva.hypersalivation salivation sialism sialismus sialorrhea sialosis
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