from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A gland that secretes saliva, especially any of three pairs of glands, the parotid, submaxillary, and sublingual, that discharge secretions into the oral cavity of humans and most other mammals.
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- noun anatomy Any of several
exocrine glandsthat produce salivato break down carbohydratesin food enzymatically.
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- noun any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
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