digestive-gland

digestive gland

noun
any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract, as the salivary glands, liver, and pancreas.

Origin:
1935–40

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digestive gland n.
A gland, such as the liver or pancreas, that secretes into the alimentary canal substances necessary for digestion.

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