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salivary gland

noun, Anatomy
1.
any of several glands, as the submaxillary glands, that secrete saliva.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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British Dictionary definitions for salivary glands

salivary gland

noun
1.
any of the glands in mammals that secrete saliva. In man the chief salivary glands are the parotid, sublingual and submaxillary glands
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salivary glands in Medicine

salivary gland n.
A exocrine gland that secretes saliva, especially any of major salivary glands or minor salivary glands.

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salivary glands in Science
salivary gland
  (sāl'ə-věr'ē)   
A gland in terrestrial animals that secretes saliva. In humans, three pairs of large glands, which include the parotid glands, secrete saliva into the mouth.
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salivary glands in Culture
salivary glands [(sal-uh-ver-ee)]

The glands in the mouth cavity that secrete saliva.

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