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  10. [animal material by excretions, secretions, and fluids]
  11. saliva
Scope note
Viscous, colorless, somewhat opalescent secretion that is usually slightly alkaline in reaction and which contains water, mucin, protein, salts, and often starch-splitting enzymes.
Accepted term: 20-May-2024