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Salivary gland

Introduction: Salivary gland

Description of Salivary gland

Salivary gland: A gland in the mouth that produces saliva.
Source: National Institute of Health

Salivary gland: any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Salivary gland: any of the three pairs of glands that secrete saliva in the mouth and aid in digestion.
Source: CRISP

Salivary gland: Glands that secrete SALIVA in the MOUTH. There are three pairs of salivary glands (PAROTID GLAND; SUBLINGUAL GLAND; SUBMANDIBULAR GLAND).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Salivary gland

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Hierarchical classifications of Salivary gland

The following list attempts to classify Salivary gland into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • duct gland,exocrine gland
  • gland,secreter,secretor,secretory organ
  • organ
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

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