What does salivary mean?

salivary meaning in General Dictionary

of or associated with saliva

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  • Of or regarding saliva making or carrying saliva as salivary ferment the salivary glands the salivary ducts etc
  • Of or related to saliva; producing or carrying saliva; as, the salivary ferment; the salivary glands; the salivary ducts, etc.

salivary meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1709, from Latin salivarius, from saliva (see saliva).

Sentence Examples with the word salivary

The salivary duct opens on its hinder surface.

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