Definition of Ptyalith
1. Noun. Calculus in a salivary gland.
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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 ..."