mucous gland


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mu·cous gland

a gland that secretes mucus.

mu·cous gland

(myū'kŭs gland)
A gland that secretes mucus.

mu·cous gland

(myū'kŭs gland)
Gland that secretes mucus.
Synonym(s): muciparous gland.
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Another frog that hunkers down after wiping to minimize its exposure to air is the Indian tree frog (Polypedates maculatus), which secretes waxes from its mucous glands.
It's my belief that this problem, which I am now seeing in almost epidemic proportions in the United States, stems from dysfunctional mucous glands in the vulva.
Despite a leathery skin made slippery by mucous glands, a reputation for being a notoriously powerful biter, and the fact that it can be extremely toxic, the moray eel is a highly prized catch in some places.
The IgE causes the release of histamines which affect the cells of the mucous glands, mucous membranes, the skin, and the smooth muscles, particularly those of the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems.
A slippery, clear liquid produced by mucous glands, it lines the cells of the bronchi in the lungs, the stomach and intestines, the urinary and reproductive tracts, and the eyes and ears.
1) ACC can develop at various sites, including salivary glands, lacrimal glands, mucous glands, skin, and breast.
The normal mucous membrane surface of the Saccule is covered with openings of 60-70 mucous glands.
Apart from cystic degeneration in myomata and cystic dilatation of cervical mucous glands, a cyst of the uterus is a comparative rarity (Mills, 1955).
A THE mucous glands in the vagina are no longer getting the stimulation to work because of the reduction in hormones.
They are predominantly mucous glands, which volume of produced secretion corresponds to approximately 10% of the total saliva.