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digestive gland

n.
A gland, such as the liver or pancreas, that secretes into the digestive tract substances necessary for digestion.
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diges′tive gland`


n.
any gland that secretes enzymes serving to promote digestion.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digestive gland - any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tractdigestive gland - any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract
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
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