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English noun: salivary gland

1. salivary gland (body) any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion

Broader (hypernym)duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland

Narrower (hyponym)mandibular gland, parotid gland, sublingual gland, sublingual salivary gland, submandibular gland, submandibular salivary gland, submaxillary gland, submaxillary salivary gland

Part holonymsaliva, spit, spittle

Part meronymdigestive system, gastrointestinal system, mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium

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