Major sublingual duct

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Major sublingual duct
Details
Latin ductus sublingualis major
Identifiers
Gray's p.1136
Dorlands
/Elsevier
d_29/12315109
TA A05.1.02.009
FMA FMA:59986
Anatomical terminology

The excretory ducts of the sublingual gland are from eight to twenty in number. Of the smaller sublingual ducts (ducts of Rivinus), some join the submandibular duct; others open separately into the mouth, on the elevated crest of mucous membrane (plica sublingualis), caused by the projection of the gland, on either side of the frenulum linguae. One or more join to form the major sublingual duct (larger sublingual duct, duct of Bartholin), which opens into the submandibular duct.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.