Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

The fluid secreted by the glands of the mouth; spittle.

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Usage examples "saliva":

  1. What effect, if any, has the saliva upon the color of the papers? - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  2. When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, put the clay on the eyes of the blind man, and said to him, " Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam." - "The Children's Bible", Henry A. Sherman Charles Foster Kent.
  3. There will be a watery discharge from the nose, and in a day or so a lump will appear between the jaws; the animal keeps his head in a peculiar position; saliva runs from its mouth; the pulse will be a little faster than normal. - "The Veterinarian", Chas. J. Korinek.