Meaning of 涎

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Pinyin: xián
English Definition: saliva
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ yán ] to defer, to delay, to postpone; to extend, to prolong; surname
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Example Words
垂涎 chuí xián to water at the mouth; to drool
涎水 xián shuǐ saliva
垂涎三尺 chuí xián sān chǐ to drool (over) (idiom); to yearn for; to covet; to crave
馋涎欲滴 chán xián lit. to drool with desire (idiom); fig. to hunger for; greedy
垂涎欲滴 chuí xián to drool with desire (idiom); to envy; to hunger for
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Example Sentences
Miss Jane, take off your pinafore; what are you doing there? Have you washed your hands and face this morning?
Discussion the reconnaissance forecast and processes preventing and controlling of the road saliva floating ice.
1 in 100 children who had the MMR vaccine had an infection of their saliva glands (known as parotitis).
Infected nervous tissue or salivary gland tissue is the best source of the virus.
Conclusion CT value ranges of normal major salivary gland should be determined according to the age.