salivary gland

noun

Definition of salivary gland

medical
:a small organ that produces saliva in the mouth

Word by Word Definitions

salivary play
  1. : of or relating to saliva or the glands that secrete it

gland play
  1. : a specialized cell, group of cells, or organ of endothelial origin that selectively removes materials from the blood, concentrates or alters them, and secretes them for further use in the body or for elimination from the body — compare endocrine gland, exocrine gland

  2. : any of various animal structures suggestive of glands though not secretory in function

  3. : any of various secreting organs (such as a nectary) of plants

  1. : a device for preventing leakage of fluid past a joint in machinery

  2. : the movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed


Medical Dictionary

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

Illustration of salivary gland


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