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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