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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It is based on a unique active ingredient, PurCellin Oil, which was inspired by the properties of preen gland oil of ducks.
The entire skin acts as a sebaceous secretory organ, with the preen gland and the ear glands as specialized parts (Menon et al.
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.
also utilizes a unique active ingredient, PurCellin Oil, which was inspired by the properties of preen gland oil of ducks.
Birds protect their feathers by preening them with the secretions of the preen gland.