preputial gland


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preputial gland

A modified sebaceous gland located on the neck of the penis and the inner surface of the prepuce; its secretion is a component of smegma.
Synonym: Tyson gland
See also: gland
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Mean (+ SE) concentration of [sup.14]C-bisphenol A (BPA) in the heart, lung, muscle, adipose, testis, epididymis, vesicular-coagulating (VC) gland, preputial gland, and serum of males following sc injection of vehicle, 0.33 mg triclosan, 0.33 mg tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA), or 0.33 mgtriclosan + 0.33 mgTBBPA and subsequent dietary administration of 50 [micro]g/kg [sup.14]C-BPA (n = 6 per dose).
The coefficients of additive genetic variances (CVA) of body weight, weight of preputial glands, and urine marking were higher (11.30, 36.49, and 25.47, respectively) than that of head width (3.00).
Both male traits reflecting social dominance, the weight of preputial glands and urine-marking behavior, had relatively high heritabilities.
Furthermore, there was a statistically significant increase in relative weights of the testes and preputial glands and a decrease in the relative weights of the seminal vesicles.