salivary glands

salivary gland

noun Anatomy.
any of several glands, as the submaxillary glands, that secrete saliva.

Origin:
1700–10

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

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salivary gland   (sāl'ə-věr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
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 [(sal-uh-ver-ee)]

The glands in the mouth cavity that secrete saliva.

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