sublingual salivary gland

noun
a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva); in human beings it is located on either side of the mouth under the tongue
Syn: ↑sublingual gland
Hypernyms: ↑salivary gland

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  • salivary gland — a gland that produces saliva. There are three pairs of salivary glands: the parotid glands, sublingual glands, and submandibular glands. They are stimulated by reflex action, which can be initiated by the taste, smell, sight, or thought of food …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Sublingual gland — The smallest of the three major salivary glands. It is located. It lies under the floor of the mouth close to the midline. * * * sublingual gland n a small salivary gland on each side of the mouth lying beneath the mucous membrane in a fossa in… …   Medical dictionary

  • sublingual gland — noun a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva); in human beings it is located on either side of the mouth under the tongue • Syn: ↑sublingual salivary gland • Hypernyms: ↑salivary gland * * * noun : a small… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Salivary ducts — (a duct of a salivary gland) can refer to: * Stensen s duct * Wharton s duct * Major sublingual duct …   Wikipedia

  • Sublingual gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = glandula sublingualis GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1136 Caption = Dissection, showing salivary glands of right side. (Sublingual gland visible near bottom right.) Caption2 = Salivary glands: #1 is Parotid… …   Wikipedia

  • Gland, salivary — One of the glands in the mouth that produce saliva. There are 3 major salivary glands. They are the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands. Each of these glands is paired; there is one parotid gland on each side of the head, etc. The… …   Medical dictionary


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