[ zeer-uh-stoh-mee-uh ]
/ ˌzɪər əˈstoʊ mi ə /
dryness of the mouth caused by diminished function of the salivary glands due to aging, disease, drug reaction, etc.
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Example sentences from the Web for xerostomia
Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a rare condition, connected with lack of salivary secretion.
British Dictionary definitions for xerostomia
/ (ˌziːrəˈstəʊmɪə) /
abnormal lack of saliva; dryness of the mouth
Word Origin for xerostomia
C19: from xero- + -stom (e) + -ia
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Medical definitions for xerostomia
[ zîr′ə-stō′mē-ə ]
Dryness of the mouth resulting from diminished or arrested salivary secretion.
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