Brunner's gland

noun
Brun·​ner's gland | \ˈbru̇n-ərz- \

Medical Definition of Brunner's gland 

: any of the compound racemose glands in the submucous layer of the duodenum that secrete alkaline mucus and a potent proteolytic enzyme

called also duodenal gland, gland of Brunner

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