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Noun

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saliva

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  1. (physiology) A clear, slightly alkaline liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands, consisting of water, mucin, protein, and enzymes, It moistens the mouth, lubricates ingested food, and begins the breakdown of starches.

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Noun

saliva f. (plural salive)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) saliva, spittle, spit

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Verb

saliva

  1. third person singular imperfect tense of salire
  2. third-person singular present tense of salivare
  3. second-person singular imperative of salivare

Romanian

Noun

saliva f. (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of salivă)

  1. the saliva

Spanish

Noun

saliva f. (plural salivas)

Singular
saliva f.

Plural
salivas f.

  1. saliva, spittle

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