scent gland


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scent gland

n.
A specialized apocrine gland found in many mammals that produces a strong-smelling substance.
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Nathan Holbrook, Leeds Male guinea pigs have a scent gland on their lower back that can get quite matted and oily, but it's found about an inch above their bottom on their midline so I don't think that's what you are describing.
Illustrations include dorsal view, scent gland apparatus, external and internal male and female genitalia.
In particular, the development of a scent gland and scent marking behavior may be subject to sexual selection (e.
Hedgehogs do not have a scent gland like ferrets and, therefore, do not have a particularly strong body odor.
In contrast, in the scutellerid Galeacius martini Schouteden, the 2nd dorsal abdominal scent gland pair is spout shaped, but the 3rd pair is disk shaped (Bianchi et al.
The animal uses its anal scent gland as a defensive weapon.
In different species and under different ecological conditions, chemical cues found in urine, faeces and scent gland secretions can serve as reliable signals to transmit information about the relative health (Zala et al.
So far, Theis says, he's found more bacterial genera just in the scent paste of adult female spotted hyenas than researchers had discovered in 15 earlier studies of any mammalian scent gland.
Importantly, the variation in scent gland bacterial communities was strongly correlated with variation in the glands' odor profiles, suggesting that bacteria were responsible for the variation in scent.
Pronounced dee-sent, with only slightly more emphasis on the second syllable, it means to deodorize, as in removing the scent gland of a pet baby skunk.
The bear initially rolled on the carcass before taking a bite, which presumably punctured a scent gland, as it caused the bear to jump back in apparent alarm and run from the site.
Venter: Prosternum separated from fused meso- and metasternum and sternites I + II by a suture, the latter medially with an oval depression; metapleural scent gland canals distinct and visible from above, abdominal spiracles II-IV ventral, V-VIII lateral and visible from above.