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digestive gland

n.
A gland, such as the liver or pancreas, that secretes into the digestive tract substances necessary for digestion.
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Total RNA was isolated from the pleopods, hindgut, gills, and digestive gland of adult shrimp; the mRNA of each sample was obtained, as described in the preceding section.
Jonnalagadda have been reported histopathological alterations such as degeneration and the gathering of amebocytes in areas between the tubules in the digestive gland of snail Bellamya dissimilis exposed to endosulfan [62].
Currently, the medical standpoint on digestive disorders narrowly focuses on the "hollow" organs, such as the stomach and colon, without paying attention to the "solid" digestive glands, such as the pancreas and liver.
californica is the red algal chloroplast (or rhodoplast), which is catabolised in digestive vacuoles in a specialized cell type, the rhodoplast digestive cell, in the animal's digestive gland. The rhodoplast digestive cell is a morphologically distinct cell type in the digestive gland of A.
However, our results are not directly comparable because Johnston & Freeman (2005) used a homogenate of the digestive glands after crab species had consumed their natural diet in the field, whereas we used gastric contents and our species were experimentally fed with a single type of food.
Akin to the human liver, the digestive gland in Cyphoma is thought to contain genes and enzymes that carry out functions similar to their human counterparts.
These determinations were carried out in composite pools of digestive glands dissected from 20 snails (five samples, each constituted by tissues of four specimens).
host Crabs, Carcinus maenas Limulus polyphemus Habitat of cysts Tissues of whole body, Connective tissues of heavily in digestive digestive glands and glands eyes Seminal vesicle Free in the parenchyma Free in the parenchyma & Prostatic complex Characteristics M.
iris, including gills, digestive glands, kidneys, and gonads, were assessed during a 20-wk experiment.
They concluded that the swelling of absorptive cells of the digestive glands of clams exposed to a salinity of 10 g/L might be due the absorption of hypoosmotic seawater, followed by the sloughing of these cells into the lumen of the digestive gland.