Spinning gland

(Zool.) one of the glands which form the material for spinning the silk of silkworms and other larvæ.

See also: Spinning

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We examined the spinning glands of males, females, and juveniles histologically (light microscopy), and the exterior of their spinnerets through scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
All kinds of spiders possess silk spinning glands. Inside their abdomen they have glands that lead to a spigot-like part, or spinneret.