Salivary-gland



noun, Anatomy.
1.
any of several glands, as the submaxillary glands, that secrete saliva.
salivary gland
noun
1.
any of the glands in mammals that secrete saliva. In man the chief salivary glands are the parotid, sublingual and submaxillary glands

salivary gland n.
A exocrine gland that secretes saliva, especially any of major salivary glands or minor salivary glands.
salivary gland
(sāl’ə-věr’ē)
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.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Salivate

    verb (used without object), salivated, salivating. 1. to produce saliva. verb (used with object), salivated, salivating. 2. to produce an excessive secretion of saliva in, as by mercurial poisoning. verb 1. (intransitive) to secrete saliva, esp an excessive amount 2. (transitive) to cause (a laboratory animal, etc) to produce saliva, as by the administration of […]

  • Salivation

    noun 1. the act or process of salivating. 2. an abnormally abundant flow of saliva; ptyalism. 3. mercurial poisoning. salivation sal·i·va·tion (sāl’ə-vā’shən) n. The act or process of secreting saliva. See ptyalism.



  • Salivator

    noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. any agent that causes salivation. salivator sal·i·va·tor (sāl’ə-vā’tər) n. An agent that increases the flow of saliva.

  • Salk

    noun 1. Jonas E(dward) 1914–95, U.S. bacteriologist: developed Salk vaccine. noun 1. Jonas Edward. 1914–95, US virologist: developed an injected vaccine against poliomyelitis (1954) Salk (sôlk), Jonas. Born 1914. American microbiologist who developed (1954) the first effective killed-virus vaccine against polio. Salk (sôlk) American microbiologist who in 1954 developed the first effective vaccine against polio, […]



Disclaimer: Salivary-gland definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.