from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the lower jaw: a submaxillary fracture.
  • adj. Situated beneath the maxilla: the submaxillary salivary glands.
  • n. An anatomical part, such as a gland or nerve, that is situated beneath the maxilla.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Situated under the maxilla, or lower jaw; inframaxillary.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the submaxillary gland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated under the maxilla, or lower jaw; inframaxillary.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to submaxillary gland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The inferior maxillary bone; the under jaw-bone, inframaxillary, or mandible.
  • Of or pertaining to the under jaw or inferior maxilla; forming the basis of the lower jaw, as a bone or bones; mandibular.
  • Of or pertaining to the submaxillary gland: as, submaxillary secretion or saliva.
  • Situated under the jaws: as, the submaxillary triangle.


sub- +‎ maxillary (Wiktionary)


  • His orbs were scintillant with reflected luminosity, while his submaxillary dermal indentations gave every evidence of engaging amiability.

    vampishone Diary Entry

  • The duct of Dog Vanya's submaxillary gland was long ago carried out the bottom of his chin through an incision and sutured in place, leading saliva outside to the collecting funnel, fixed there with the traditional orange Pavlovian Cement of rosin, iron oxide and beeswax.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • On teasing the dog with meat or any other edible substance a highly concentrated saliva flows from the submaxillary glands; the sight of distasteful substances, on the other hand, conditions the secretion of a very fluid saliva from the same glands.

    Ivan Pavlov - Nobel Lecture

  • The parts endangered in surgical operations on the parotid and submaxillary glands, &c.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The facial artery, V, and the facial vein, U, Plate 4, are in close connexion with the submaxillary gland.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The anatomical position of the parotid, H, Plate 3, and submaxillary glands, W, Plate 4, is so important, that their extirpation, while in a state of disease, will almost unavoidably concern other principal structures.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The submaxillary glands may be enlarged, and at first more or less hard and painful, but later they become nodular and adhere to the jaw or skin.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • Her throat continued very troublesome, one of the submaxillary glands was very much swollen, and broke afterwards, on the fifth day of my treatment, discharging fetid matter.

    Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms

  • This compress should be large enough to cover the whole of the throat and part of the chest; it should closely fit to the jaw, and reach as far up as the ear to protect the submaxillary and parotid glands located there.

    Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms

  • The submaxillary gland is placed below and to the inner side of the lower jaw, and the sublingual is on the floor of the mouth, between the tongue and the gums.

    A Practical Physiology


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