Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Abnormal dryness of the mouth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Abnormal dryness of the mouth.

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  • noun medicine Abnormal dryness of the mouth.

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  • noun abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin xērostomia : xero– + Greek -stomos, mouthed; see ozostomia.]

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