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major salivary glands


Definition: a category of salivary glands's that secrete intermittently; includes the three largest glands of the oral cavity, which also secrete most of the saliva: the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands.

Synonym(s): glandulae salivariae majoresTA

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