Steno's duct

Ste·​no's duct | \ ˈstā(ˌ)nōz- \

Definition of Steno's duct

: the duct of the parotid gland opening on the inner surface of the cheek opposite the second upper molar tooth

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History and Etymology for Steno's duct

after Nicolaus Steno (latinization of Niels Stensen) †1687 Danish anatomist, its discoverer

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“Steno's duct.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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