Definition of submandibular gland in English:

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submandibular gland


Either of a pair of salivary glands situated below the lower jaw. Also called submaxillary gland.
Example sentences
  • Neoplasms can occur in the parotid, sublingual or submandibular glands, or in the minor salivary glands.
  • Swollen submandibular glands and parotid glands as well as esophagitis, esophageal spasm, and esophageal tearing and potentially fatal ruptures can occur from constant vomiting.
  • This was centred in the left submandibular region anterior to the left submandibular gland.

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Syllabification: sub·man·dib·u·lar gland

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