submandibular duct

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submandibular duct

[¦səb·man′dib·yə·lər ′dəkt]
(anatomy)
The duct of the submandibular gland which empties into the mouth on the side of the frenulum of the tongue.
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Wharton's ducts are longer and of larger calibre than parotid (Stenson's) ducts.
CT revealed the presence of bilateral multiple calculi along the floor of mouth, dilated Wharton's ducts proximal to the calculi, and enlarged submandibular glands with dilated ducts within the glands (figure 1).
While making this incision, the surgeon should take care to avoid both Wharton's ducts.