HyperDic: salivary_gland

English > 1 sense of the expression salivary gland:
NOUNbodysalivary glandany of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
English > salivary gland: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAny of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion.
Part ofdigestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestoriumThe system that makes food absorbable into the body
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima orisThe opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
Partssaliva, spit, spittleA clear liquid / liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth
Narrowerparotid glandA large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva
sublingual gland, sublingual salivary glandA small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva)
submaxillary gland, submaxillary salivary gland, submandibular gland, submandibular salivary gland, mandibular glandA salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal saliva
Broaderexocrine gland, exocrine, duct glandA gland that secretes externally through a duct
Spanishglándula salival
Catalanglàndula salival

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