Bowman's glands


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Bowman's glands

Etymology: William Bowman; L, glans, acorn
branched tubuloalveolar glands in mucous membranes of the mouth. They keep the mouth surfaces moist.

Bowman's glands

small mucous glands in olfactory mucosa; called also olfactory glands.
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The researchers find the odor-eating enzymes in the glial cells that surround and support the sensory cells and in mucus-secreting cell assemblies called Bowman's glands, also located in the epithelium.