salivary glands

salivary glands
the glands of the oral cavity whose combined secretion constitutes the saliva; see glandulae salivariae majores and glandulae salivariae minores.

Salivary glands.

Detail of submandibular salivary gland, showing mucus-secreting mucous cells and enzyme-secreting serous cells; duct cross-sections are also visible.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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