any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract, as the salivary glands, liver, and pancreas.
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Origin of digestive gland
First recorded in 1935–40
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Medicine definitions for digestive gland
A gland, such as the liver or pancreas, that secretes into the alimentary canal substances necessary for digestion.
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