A salivary gland is a tissue in our mouths that expels saliva you can feel your salivary glands activate when you eat something really sweet as exocrine glands they expel saliva into our mouths by way of ducts each day our glands produce as much as a quart of saliva. Salivary glands in the largest biology dictionary online free learning resources for students covering all major areas of biology. The sublingual gland the smallest of the three major salivary glands is housed in the floor of the mouth between the sublingual foldmucous membrane of the oral cavity superiorly and the mylohyoid muscleinferiorly this almond shaped gland lies between the genioglossus musclemedially and the sublingual fossa of the mandible laterally. This lecture has some technical errors please watch the new improvised lecture on salivary glands part 1 basic concept link https youtube kdb p yiz m. There are 6 major salivary glands in humans one of which located in each parotid gland two beneath the jaws submandibular and two at the base of the tongue sublingual as food is being chewed saliva produced by the salivary glands mixes with the food saliva is a watery substance produced in the mouths of many animals
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