Rivinus gland

Rivinus gland
glandula sublingualis.

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  • duct of Rivinus — duct of Ri·vi·nus rə vē nəs n any of several small inconstant efferent ducts of the sublingual gland Rivinus Augustus Quirinus (1652 1723) German anatomist and botanist. Rivinus described the excretory ducts of the sublingual glands in an article …   Medical dictionary

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  • duct of rivinus — rəˈvēnəs Usage: usually capitalized R Etymology: after Augustus Q. Rivinus died 1723 German physiologist : any of several small inconstant efferent ducts of the sublingual gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • glandula sublingualis — [TA] sublingual gland: the smallest of the three salivary glands, occurring in pairs, predominantly mucous in type, and draining into the oral cavity through 10 to 30 sublingual ducts; called also Rivinus gland …   Medical dictionary

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