submaxillary salivary gland


submaxillary salivary gland
noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑salivary gland

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  • submaxillary salivary gland — n SUBMANDIBULAR GLAND …   Medical dictionary

  • salivary gland — noun any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion • Hypernyms: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland • Hyponyms: ↑parotid gland, ↑sublingual gland, ↑sublingual salivary gland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • salivary gland — Anat. any of several glands, as the submaxillary glands, that secrete saliva. [1700 10] * * * Any of the organs that secrete saliva. Three pairs of major glands secrete saliva into the mouth through distinct ducts: the parotid glands (the… …   Universalium

  • submandibular salivary gland — noun 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 • Syn: ↑submaxillary gland, ↑submaxillary salivary gland, ↑submandibular gland, ↑mandibular… …   Useful english dictionary

  • submaxillary gland — noun 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 • Syn: ↑submaxillary salivary gland, ↑submandibular gland, ↑submandibular salivary gland,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • submaxillary —   a. beneath lower jaw.    ♦ submaxillary gland, salivary gland discharging beneath tongue …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Submandibular gland — The second largest of the three major salivary glands. It is located deep to the mandible (jaw bone). * * * submandibular gland n a salivary gland inside of and near the lower edge of the mandible on each side and discharging by Wharton s duct… …   Medical dictionary

  • mandibular gland — noun 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 • Syn: ↑submaxillary gland, ↑submaxillary salivary gland, ↑submandibular gland, ↑submandibular …   Useful english dictionary

  • submandibular gland — noun 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 • Syn: ↑submaxillary gland, ↑submaxillary salivary gland, ↑submandibular salivary gland,… …   Useful english dictionary


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