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digestive gland

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noun

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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digestive gland

n.

A gland, such as the liver or pancreas, that secretes into the alimentary canal substances necessary for digestion.
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