- any of several glands, as the submaxillary glands, that secrete saliva.
- any of the glands in mammals that secrete saliva. In man the chief salivary glands are the parotid, sublingual and submaxillary glands
- A exocrine gland that secretes saliva, especially any of major salivary glands or minor salivary glands.
- A gland in terrestrial animals that secretes saliva. In humans, three pairs of large glands, which include the parotid glands, secrete saliva into the mouth.