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sialagogue

or si·al·o·gogue

[ sahy-al-uh-gawg, -gog ]
/ saɪˈæl əˌgɔg, -ˌgɒg /
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adjective

noun

a sialagogic agent or medicine.

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Origin of sialagogue

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

sialagogue

sialogogue

/ (ˈsaɪələˌɡɒɡ, saɪˈæləˌɡɒɡ) /

noun

med any drug or agent that can stimulate the flow of saliva

Derived forms of sialagogue

sialagogic or sialogogic (ˌsaɪələˈɡɒdʒɪk), adjective

Word Origin for sialagogue

C18: from New Latin sialagōgus, from Greek sialon saliva + -agogue
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Medical definitions for sialagogue

sialagogue

n.

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