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Medical Term:

sublingual gland


Definition: one of two salivary glands in the floor of the mouth beneath the tongue, discharging through the sublingual ducts; most of the secretory units in the human gland secrete mucus with the serous demilunes.

Synonym(s): glandula sublingualisTA, Rivinus gland

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