from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gland that secretes saliva, especially any of three pairs of large glands, the parotid, submaxillary, and sublingual, whose secretions enter the mouth and mingle in saliva.
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- n. Any of several exocrine glands that produce saliva to break down carbohydrates in food enzymatically.
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- n. any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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