salivary gland

noun

Definition of salivary gland 

medical

: a small organ that produces saliva in the mouth

Learn More about salivary gland

Share salivary gland

Statistics for salivary gland

Look-up Popularity

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for salivary gland

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

Comments on salivary gland

What made you want to look up salivary gland? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

noxious or harmful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a-traditional-thanksgiving-dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!