Excessive flow of saliva. SYN: hygrostomia, ptyalism, salivation, sialism, sialismus, sialosis. [sialo- + G. rhoia, a flow]

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si·al·or·rhea or chiefly Brit si·al·or·rhoea .sī-ə-lə-'rē-ə n excessive salivation

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si·a·lor·rhea (si″ə-lo-reґə) [sialo- + -rrhea] ptyalism.

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