labial gland


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labial gland

Any of the alveolar glands of the mucosa of the lips.
See also: gland
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However, studies on the expression of aquaporin-5 (AQP-5) in labial glands from Sjogren's syndrome patients have not been reported so far.
Silk strands are produced by the labial glands from which a droplet of fluid issues and is formed when the labium is touched against the substrate then drawn away from the droplet (Figs 7-8).
Digestion of chitin by the labial glands of Acromyrmex octospinosus Reich (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
The mean time for the labial glands to produce saliva was 41 seconds (SD = 25, median = 35, interquartile range = 22 to 53 seconds).
On the negative side, it is a complex system, requiring experience and practice to use, and prominent variation occurs between labial glands, as well as within glands.