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Related to ciliary gland: Glands of Zeis
one of the numerous tiny, modified sweat glands arranged in several rows near the free margins of the eyelids. The apertures of the glands lie near the attachments of the eyelashes. Acute localized bacterial infection of one or more of the ciliary glands causes external sties. Also called glands of Moll Zeis. Compare tarsal gland.
Any of two kinds of glands that secrete into the follicles of eyelashes: ciliary sweat glands and ciliary sebaceous glands.See: gland of Moll; gland of Zeis
See also: gland