submaxillary gland(redirected from Submaxillary glands)
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Related to Submaxillary glands: submandibular gland, submaxillary salivary gland, minor salivary glands, major salivary glands
(Anatomy) (in mammals) either of a pair of salivary glands situated on each side behind the lower jaw
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|Noun||1.||submaxillary 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|
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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