preen gland


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preen gland

see uropygial gland.
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Chemistry of preen gland secretions of passerines: different pathways to same goal?
Relation of the preen gland (Glandula uropygialis) of birds to rickets.
Further observations on the relation of the preen gland of birds to rickets.
Suppression of a thioesterase gene expression and the disappearance of short chain fatty acids in the preen gland of the mallard duck during eclipse, the period following postnuptial molt.
The tiny feathers near a duck's preen glands are much sought after for cul de canard dry flies.
is going to be the United States marketer of a product created in South Africa that is similar to the oil secreted by ducks' preen glands.