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English noun: saliva

1. saliva (body) a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches

Synonymsspit, spittle

Broader (hypernym)secretion

Narrower (hyponym)dribble, drivel, drool, slobber, tobacco juice

Part meronymsalivary gland

Substance holonymptyalin

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