Origin of saliva
OTHER WORDS FROM salivasal·i·var·y [sal-uh-ver-ee], /ˈsæl əˌvɛr i/, adjective
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The tests we’d use are paper strips that require only a saliva sample.America Doesn’t Have a Coherent Strategy for Asymptomatic Testing. It Needs One.|by Caroline Chen|September 1, 2020|ProPublica
This isn’t the first test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in saliva, which is easier to collect than samples from nasal passages.New coronavirus tests promise to be faster, cheaper and easier|Jack J. Lee|August 31, 2020|Science News
In contrast, the UIUC website says that typical saliva test results are available within five hours.One university may have the best COVID testing operation in the U.S.—and tests students twice a week|Lee Clifford|August 29, 2020|Fortune
As methods became available for measuring cortisol from samples of saliva — rather than having to collect blood or urine — Gunnar set out to study how the HPA axis influences the brain and behavior in humans.Puberty can repair the brain’s stress responses after hardship early in life|Esther Landhuis|August 28, 2020|Science News
Before and after these tasks, researchers collected saliva from each child to measure cortisol levels.
Despite the protests of AIDS activists that saliva alone could not transmit the illness, kissing became an industry controversy.Hollywood’s Evolving Heart: How Movies Grew to Love Gays|Teo Bugbee|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We spit our saliva into our spit kits after forgoing food for an hour before.23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free|Charles C. Johnson|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The simple act of extra chewing will help create additional saliva which can aid in digestion.Use These 15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion|Ari Meisel|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few of them spat brown saliva into the dust in front of them and then cleaned their mouths with the ends of their turbans.A Carpet Weaver’s Essential Afghan Memoir: Qais Akbar Omar’s ‘A Fort of Nine Towers’|John Kael Weston|June 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As they rip into the slabs, saliva, sand, and sweat begin seasoning the meat.Reality TV’s Grossest Moments: Dead Cats, Donkey Semen & More (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The mouth is still more ugly without the lip-piece, the teeth appearing, and saliva running through.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
It acts also upon the secretions—the saliva, milk and bile— which often become actually poisoned.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
Saliva, like tears, had creative and therefore curative qualities; it also expelled and injured demons and brought good luck.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
The digestion or change of starch to grape sugar is caused by the presence in the saliva of an enzyme, or digestive ferment.
Careful tests of the starch paste and of the saliva made separately will usually show no grape sugar in either.
British Dictionary definitions for saliva
Derived forms of salivasalivary (səˈlaɪvərɪ, ˈsælɪvərɪ), adjective
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The fluid produced by the secretions of the salivary glands. Saliva contains enzymes that begin the digestion of starches. It also moistens the mouth tissues and makes food easier to chew and swallow.