digestive gland


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digestive gland

n.
A gland, such as the liver or pancreas, that secretes into the digestive tract substances necessary for digestion.

diges′tive gland`


n.
any gland that secretes enzymes serving to promote digestion.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digestive gland - any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tractdigestive gland - any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
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The results showed the presence of rickettsiales-like organisms (RLO) in the epithelium of the digestive gland, ciliates, and unidentified coccidia in gills, a meront-like cell in one digestive gland, digenean trematode sporocysts in gonads, metacercariae embedded in the foot, and turbellarians in gills.
The esophagus and its diverticulum, the crop, lie on the dorsal surface of the digestive gland within the mantle cavity (Fig.
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The lipid content of the digestive gland at day 60 was significantly affected by temperature (P = 0.
Morphologic study on digestive gland in adult female Wanxi white geese.
Proteinase mRNA in tissues, other than the digestive gland, suggests potentially different roles besides digestion during ontogeny.
The ovary is attached to the surface of the digestive gland.
Histochemistry of the digestive gland of the pearl oyster Pinctada imbricata (Pterioida: Pteriidae) during the gametogenic cycle, Venezuela.