Meibomian glands

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the slender sebaceous glands of the eyelids, which discharge, through minute orifices in the edges of the lids, a fatty secretion serving to lubricate the adjacent parts.

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Adams said tarsal glands are probably the most important gland deer use to communicate.
But during the last week in October, they're more likely to walk right up to a scrape and give it a few strokes and a fresh dose of urine nibbed through the tarsal glands.
Finally, to make the setup even more irresistible to cruising bucks, I will hang actual tarsal glands from bucks I've killed in previous seasons on the overhanging branch as well.
The tarsal glands at this age are small and light in coloration.
The outermost layer consists of lipids produced by the tarsal glands (meibomian glands) which form a thin oily cover (0.
No head tilting was noted as described for caribou during the tot, but there was rubbing together of the tarsal glands.
Much has been written about the tarsal glands, the dark, tufted patches located on the inside of a deer's hind leg.
Red deer and elk don't have tarsal glands like those of whitetails.
Tarsal glands on the inside of the rear legs will appear small and have a very slight coloration.
Between 1972 and 1992, Tony attended nearly a dozen annual North American Moose Conferences and presented 16 papers on subjects such as management philosophy, antler morphogenesis, sex and age criteria, the role of tarsal glands, spermatogenesis, taxonomy, and many others.
Research has indicated that, between the act of scraping and depositing scents from the feet, saliva, forehead glands tarsal glands and urine, a lot of information is passed on from the scraping buck to other whitetails.