Definition of Ptyalith

1. Noun. Calculus in a salivary gland.

Generic synonyms: Calculus, Concretion



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ptyalith

ptosyl
ptotic
ptr
pts
ptui
ptyalagogue
ptyalagogues
ptyalin
ptyaline
ptyalins
ptyalise
ptyalised
ptyalises
ptyalism
ptyalisms
ptyalith (current term)
ptyalize
ptyalized
ptyalizes
ptyalizing
ptyalogogue
ptyalogogues
ptychopariid
ptychopariids
ptyctodont
ptyctodontid
ptyctodontids
ptyctodonts
ptyxes
ptyxis

Literary usage of Ptyalith

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1. Lectures on tumors by John Brown Hamilton (1898)
"... is sometimes due to a salivary concretion (ptyalith) blocking up some of the ducts or the main excreting duct. When the main duct becomes occluded, ..."

2. Lectures on tumors from a clinical standpoint by John Brown Hamilton (1892)
"I might say that when the small canals are unaffected, and the main duct itself obstructed by a stone, it is called a ptyalith. Dermoid cysts in this region ..."

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