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SWEETBREAD

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 223 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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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 DucTLESS GLANDS, PANCREAS and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM).
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