salivary gland

noun

medical
: 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 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

salivary gland

noun
: any of various glands that secrete saliva into the mouth

Medical Definition

salivary gland

noun
: 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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