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a gland in which the secretory unit(s) has a saclike form and an obvious lumen; for example, the active mammary gland.
al·ve·o·lar gland(al-vē'ŏ-lăr gland)
A gland in which each secretory unit has a saclike form and an obvious lumen; e.g., the active mammary gland.
A multicellular gland in which the cells secrete specific molecules into an oval or flask-shaped sac.Synonym: acinar gland; acinous gland
See also: gland