submandibular gland

submandibular gland

[suhb-man-dib-yuh-ler]
noun
either of a pair of salivary glands located one on each side of and beneath the lower jaw.
Also called submaxillary gland.


Origin:
sub- + mandibular

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submandibular gland n.
Either of two major salivary glands situated in the neck near the lower edge of each side of the mandible and emptying into the submandibular duct. Also called maxillary gland, submaxillary gland.

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