submandibular

1 of 2

adjective

sub·​man·​dib·​u·​lar ˌsəb-man-ˈdi-byə-lər How to pronounce submandibular (audio)
1
: of, relating to, situated in, or performed in the region below the lower jaw
2
: of, relating to, or associated with the salivary glands inside of and near the lower edge of the mandible on each side

submandibular

2 of 2

noun

: a submandibular part (such as an artery or bone)

Examples of submandibular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Some surgeons have raised concerns about dry mouth resulting from submandibular gland reduction, but Drs. Jolene Edgar, Allure, 1 May 2024 Two pairs of those major glands are in the bottom of your mouth— the submandibular glands and the sublingual glands—with the sublingual glands being located right under your tongue. Korin Miller, Health.com, 30 Apr. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'submandibular.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of submandibular was in 1842

Dictionary Entries Near submandibular

Cite this Entry

“Submandibular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submandibular. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

submandibular

1 of 2 adjective
sub·​man·​dib·​u·​lar ˌsəb-man-ˈdib-yə-lər How to pronounce submandibular (audio)
1
: of, relating to, situated, or performed in the region below the lower jaw
a submandibular lymph node
a submandibular tumor
2
: of, relating to, or associated with the submandibular glands

submandibular

2 of 2 noun
: a submandibular part (as an artery or bone)
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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