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adj 1  :  consisting of or containing salt <a solution>   2  :  of, relating to, or resembling salt  :  SALTY <a taste>   3  :  consisting of or relating to the salts esp. of lithium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium <a cathartic>   4  :  relating to or being abortion induced by the injection of a highly concentrated saline solution into the amniotic sac < amniocentesis> 
n 1 a  :  a metallic salt : esp  :  a salt of potassium, sodium, or magnesium with a cathartic action  b  :  an aqueous solution of one or more such salts  2  :  a saline solution used in physiology : esp  :  physiological salt solution for mammals .
Similar sounding terms:  xy·lan  xy·lene  Z line 

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