the small mucin-producing salivary glands in the floor of the mouth beneath the tongue, anterior to the submandibular gland [ http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/hdene ]

Synonyms: ductus sublingualis Rivinus' gland

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Gray1024.png

external definition

One of a pair of small salivary glands situated under the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth, beneath the tongue. [TFD][VHOG]

has related synonym

submaxillary gland
Rivinus gland
sublingual salivary gland
glandula sublingualis

homology notes

Most mammals have well-developed parotid, mandibular, and sublingual glands.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001832

taxon notes

Single lobed in mouse; largest acini of the 3 rodent salivary glands. In human and mouse, secretions are predominantly mucinous