Submandibular gland
The second largest of the three major salivary glands. It is located deep to the mandible (jaw bone).

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submandibular gland n a salivary gland inside of and near the lower edge of the mandible on each side and discharging by Wharton's duct into the mouth under the tongue called also mandibular gland, submandibular salivary gland, submaxillary gland, submaxillary salivary gland

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one of a pair of salivary gland situated below the parotid glands. Their ducts (Wharton's ducts) open in two papillae under the tongue, on either side of the frenulum.

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submaxillary gland glandula submandibularis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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