The duct of the submandibular salivary gland opening into the mouth at side of the frenum linguae. It had been previously described by Alessandro Achillini (1463-1512) in 1500, but was rediscovered by Wharton in 1656. The duct is about 5 cm.
- A. Achillini:
Bologna, Impressae per Hieronymum de Benedictis, 1520.
The reference is not quite certain, but this is Achillini’s most important work.
- T. Wharton:
Adenographia: sive glandularum totius corporis descriptio.
London, 1656, pp. 128-137.
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