submandibular gland

[ suhb-man-dib-yuh-ler ]
/ ˌsʌb mænˈdɪb yə lər /


either of a pair of salivary glands located one on each side of and beneath the lower jaw.

Origin of submandibular gland

Also called submaxillary gland. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for submandibular gland

submandibular gland


Either of two major salivary glands situated in the neck near the lower edge of each side of the mandible and emptying into the submandibular duct.maxillary gland submaxillary gland
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