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sweet gland


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Sweet Gland

Definition: A sweet gland is a gland in the human body that produces and secretes sweet-tasting substances.

Part of Speech: Noun


  1. Primary Sense: In human physiology, a sweet gland refers to any of the salivary glands that produce saliva containing enzymes that break down carbohydrates, giving it a sweet taste.
  2. Secondary Sense: In biology, a sweet gland can refer to any gland that secretes a sweet substance in animals other than humans.

Sample Sentences:

  1. The sweet glands in our mouths help in the initial digestion process by breaking down carbohydrates.
  2. The nectar produced by flower sweet glands attracts bees and other pollinators.

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