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noun, Anatomy.
any of several glands, as the submaxillary glands, that secrete saliva.
salivary gland
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
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.


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