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Noun: salivary gland
  1. Any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion

Derived forms: salivary glands

Type of: duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland

Part of: digestive system, gastrointestinal system, mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium

Encyclopedia: Salivary gland