salivary gland

noun

Definition of salivary gland

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: a small organ that produces saliva in the mouth

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“Salivary gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salivary%20gland. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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salivary gland

noun

Medical Definition of salivary gland

: any of various glands that discharge a fluid secretion and especially saliva into the mouth cavity and that in humans comprise large compound racemose glands including the parotid glands, the sublingual glands, and the submandibular glands

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