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minor salivary glands

 

Definition: the smaller, largely mucus-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity, consisting of the labial, buccal, molar, lingual, and palatine glands; unlike the major salivary glands, the minor salivary glands, secrete continuously.

Synonym(s): glandulae salivariae minoresTA

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