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Noun: submaxillary salivary gland
  1. 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
    - submaxillary gland, submandibular gland, submandibular salivary gland, mandibular gland

Type of: salivary gland

Encyclopedia: Submaxillary salivary gland