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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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