green gland


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green gland

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(Zoology) one of a pair of excretory organs in some crustaceans that open at the base of each antenna
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Noun1.green gland - one of a pair of glands (believed to have excretory functions) in some crustaceans near the base of the large antennae
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
gland, secreter, secretor, secretory organ - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
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A prominent bright green gland occurs on each pinna base on fresh croziers and expanding fronds.