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a type of intralobular duct found in some salivary glands that modifies the secretory product, thus converting primary saliva to secondary saliva; it derives its name from extensive infolding of the basal membrane.
Etymology: L, secernere
(of a gland) a small duct that has a secretory function and joins with an excretory duct.
Any of the smaller canals of a gland.
See also: duct