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Labial glands
The labial coronary arteries, the glands of the lips, and the nerves of the right side seen from the posterior surface after removal
Latin glandulae labiales oris
Gray's subject #242 1111
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The labial glands are situated between the mucous membrane and the Orbicularis oris, around the orifice of the mouth.

They are circular in form, and about the size of small peas; their ducts open by minute orifices upon the mucous membrane.

In structure they resemble the salivary glands.

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