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SWEETBREAD, a popular term for certain glands of animals, particularly when used as articles of food; these are usually the pancreas, the " stomach-sweetbread " of butchers, and the thymus, or " breast sweetbread." The term is also sometimes used to include the salivary and lymphatic glands (see DUCT- LESS GLANDS, PANCREAS and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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