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Definition of Submandibular gland

Submandibular gland: A salivary gland that is located deep under the mandible (jawbone). The submandibular gland is the second largest of the three major salivary glands (the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands). Also known as submaxillary gland.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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