gland of Moll

gland of Moll

(mol)
[Jacob Anthoni Moll, Dutch ophthalmologist, 1832–1914]
The combined apocrine and secretory gland on the margin of the eyelid next to eyelash follicles. Products of the gland coat the eyelashes and the eye surfaces and are thought to be antibacterial. Synonym: ciliary gland
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a) The meibomian gland, the Gland of Zeis and Gland of Moll are unilobar sebaceous glands
As I recall, there was one question in my pathology course that referenced the gland of Moll (indeed it was one of the wrong multiple choice answers provided in a question about renal clearance).
The meibomian gland and the Gland of Zeis are both sebaceous types, with the Gland of Moll, a type of sweat gland, being the third (see Figure 1).