The small mucin-producing salivary glands in the floor of the mouth beneath the tongue, anterior to the submandibular gland. [ MP : 0004035 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/hdene ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • The small mucin-producing salivary glands in the floor of the mouth beneath the tongue, anterior to the submandibular gland.
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 exact synonym
  • Rivinus' gland
  • ductus sublingualis
has related synonym
  • glandula sublingualis
  • Rivinus gland
  • submaxillary gland
  • sublingual salivary gland
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