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English definition of “salivary gland”

salivary gland

noun [C]     /səˈlaɪ.vər.iˌɡlænd/ US  /ˈsæl.ə.ver-/ specialized
one of the glands that produce saliva and release it into the mouthThe mouth and throat
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