English version

saliva

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
salivasa‧li‧va /səˈlaɪvə/ noun [uncountable]  HBthe liquid that is produced naturally in your mouth syn spit
Examples from the Corpus
salivaTwo tissues discovered in the vicinity showed traces of her mucus and her saliva.One study suggests it may be spread in saliva.The rabies virus is transmitted in saliva when one animal bites another.Many people resort to sucking on candy or mints to increase saliva, yet that puts teeth at risk for decay.They employ their poisonous saliva primarily as a weapon against their prey.This was thought to be due to the lack of the acid neutralising effect of the saliva.She untied the knots and removed the saliva sodden strip of cushion covering from his mouth.You know how birds use saliva as a glue to hold together their nests?
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