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salivary gland

n.
A gland that secretes saliva, especially any of three pairs of glands, the parotid, submaxillary, and sublingual, that discharge secretions into the oral cavity of humans and most other mammals.

salivary gland

n
(Anatomy) any of the glands in mammals that secrete saliva. In man the chief salivary glands are the parotid, sublingual and submaxillary glands

sal′ivary gland`


n.
any of several glands of the mouth and jaw that secrete saliva.
[1700–10]

sal·i·var·y gland

(săl′ə-vĕr′ē)
A gland that secretes saliva, especially any of three pairs of large glands in humans that secrete saliva into the mouth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestionsalivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
saliva, spittle, spit - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
parotid gland - a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear
sublingual gland, sublingual salivary gland - a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva); in human beings it is located on either side of the mouth under the tongue
mandibular gland, submandibular gland, submandibular salivary gland, submaxillary gland, submaxillary salivary gland - a salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal saliva; discharges saliva into the mouth under the tongue
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salivary gland

[ˈsælɪvərɪˌglænd] Nglándula f salival

salivary gland

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