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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: cakehole [Brit, informal], digestive system, gastrointestinal system, gob [Brit, informal], hole [informal], kisser [informal], maw [informal], mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium, trap [informal], yap [N. Amer, informal]

Encyclopedia: Salivary gland