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1. A gland, such as a sebaceous gland, that secretes an oily substance.
2. See uropygial gland.
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u•ro•pyg′i•al gland`(ˌyʊər əˈpɪdʒ i əl)
a gland at the base of the tail in most birds that secretes an oily fluid used in preening.
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|Noun||1.||oil gland - a gland that secretes oil |
glandulae sebaceae, sebaceous follicle, sebaceous gland - a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
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