submandibular

adjective
sub·​man·​dib·​u·​lar | \ ˌsəb-man-ˈdi-byə-lər How to pronounce submandibular (audio) \

Definition of submandibular

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun

Definition of submandibular (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of submandibular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective 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

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First Known Use of submandibular

Adjective

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Submandibular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submandibular. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for submandibular

submandibular

adjective
sub·​man·​dib·​u·​lar | \ ˌsəb-man-ˈdib-yə-lər How to pronounce submandibular (audio) \

Medical Definition of submandibular

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun

Medical Definition of submandibular (Entry 2 of 2)

: a submandibular part (as an artery or bone)

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