preen gland


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Noun1.preen gland - oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birdspreen gland - oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
oil gland - a gland that secretes oil
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Samples were collected by use of acetate tape strips from the skin of the head, neck, proventer, propatagium, inguinal region, and preen gland area of each bird; 0.
Birds protect their feathers by preening them with the secretions of the preen gland.