Brunner's gland

noun
Brun·​ner's gland | \ ˈbru̇n-ərz- How to pronounce Brunner's gland (audio) \

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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“Brunner's gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Brunner's%20gland. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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