• synonyms

submandibular gland

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

Also called submaxillary gland.
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submandibular gland in Medicine

submandibular gland

  1. 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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