sublingual gland n.
Either of two salivary glands situated in the mucus membrane on the floor of the mouth beneath the tongue. Also called Rivinus gland.
- Sublingual nerve
sublingual nerve n. A branch of the lingual nerve supplying parasympathetic fibers to the sublingual gland and sensory fibers to the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth.
- Sublingual pit
sublingual pit n. A shallow depression lodging the sublingual gland, located on either side of the mental spine on the inner surface of the body of the mandible above the mylohyoid line.
- Sublingual vein
sublingual vein n. A tributary of the lingual vein.
adjective 1. less than fully literate.