accessory gland


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ac·ces·so·ry gland

a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger gland, to which it is similar in structure and probably in function.

accessory gland

glandular tissue that contributes in a secondary way to the function of a similar gland, which may be nearby or some distance away.

ac·ces·so·ry gland

(ak-ses'ŏr-ē gland)
A small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger gland, to which it is similar in structure and probably in function.

ac·ces·so·ry gland

(ak-ses'ŏr-ē gland)
Small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger gland, to which it is similar in structure and probably in function.
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Effects of mating and accessory gland injections on olfactory-mediated behavior in the female Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.
On the other hand, this development differs from that of Photinus ignitus (Fall) (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) females that store substances produced by accessory glands of the reproductive tract of males and digests them into amino acids for oocytes up to two days after mating (ROONEY; LEWIS, 1999), which demonstrates the importance of mating for the oogenesis of this insect.
The male accessory gland in Drosophila serves as the main organ of the male genital apparatus in charge of producing the noncellular portion of the sperm (Bairati 1968).
From equations (1) and (2), we see that the magnitude of the difference in fitness costs between egg production and mating or accessory gland fluid will be influenced by demographic conditions, since fitness depends on the population growth rate, [Mathematical Expression Omitted].
It was shown that the Mgfp-1 transcripts accumulate in cells around the ventral groove of the foot corresponding to the accessory gland, and that the transcript were barely detectable in the phenol gland [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED].
The male accessory glands (MAGs) are the source of a variety of secreted proteins and peptides (accessory gland proteins, Acps) that belong to a number of different functional categories (Davies & Chapman 2006; Dottorini et al.
II a on the basis of second conjunctival appendages of aedeagus simple unbranched, spermathecal duct relatively only a little or entirely uncoiled and accessory gland recurved comprising D.
Exposure to TCDD during development permanently alters reproductive function in male Long Evans rats and hamsters: reduced ejaculated and epididymal sperm numbers and sex accessory gland weights in offspring with normal androgenic status.
The relationship between sperm length and male ejaculatory donations has not been examined, nor has the relative cost to males of producing nutritive accessory gland secretions.
separated group I b on the basis of apex of pygophore conical; spermathecal duct long and coiled with separate accessory gland.
He had been initially treated with a right total parotidectomy and resection of the right accessory gland tumor with facial nerve preservation.