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salt gland

n.
Any of various glands in a plant or animal that excretes a concentrated salt solution.

salt gland

a lead hydathode (see GUTTATION) that secretes a saline solution.

salt

1. any compound of a base and an acid.
2. salts, a saline purgative. See also sodium chloride.

bile s's
glycine or taurine conjugates of bile acids, which are formed in the liver and secreted in the bile. They are powerful detergents which break down fat globules, enabling them to be digested.
salt brine
strong solution of common salt used to pickle meat and other human foods. Sodium chloride is the biggest component but large quantities of nitrate are usually present and represent a greater toxicity hazard than does the salt.
buffer salt
a salt in the blood that is able to absorb slight excesses of acid or alkali with little or no change in the hydrogen ion concentration.
common salt
see sodium chloride.
salt gland
nasal gland in birds.
salt hunger
common in circumstances in which animals are derived of any salt; manifested by leather chewing, earth eating, coat licking and urine drinking.
salt lick
1. naturally occurring deposit of salt in the form of a shallow pan that wild and domestic animals can share by licking.
2. a prepared mixture of salt with other minerals added, the composition varying with the local nutritional deficiency but the common additive is one containing phosphorus. The cattle or sheep are encouraged to lick by the taste of the salt and serendipitously acquire the other minerals. May be loose and put out in containers covered against the weather or formed into blocks that resist rain erosion and are fitted into holders fixed to buildings or free-standing in the pasture. See also mineral-salt mixture.
Rochelle salt
potassium sodium tartrate, a cathartic.
salt sick
see copper nutritional deficiency.
smelling s's
aromatic ammonium carbonate, a stimulant and restorative.
salt tolerant
capable of surviving in a high concentration of salt, e.g. some bacteria, including staphylococci.
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Ocular discharge was no longer evident, and the swelling of the salt gland as well as the physical weakness were notably reduced.
Salt gland basic structure is similar in all genera (Kobayashi, 2008).
The excreting of salts by salt glands increases the ground salinity as a result of shedding of leaves and falling of excreted salt.
The parietal and postorbital fragments were deeply depressed, compressing the right salt gland and possibly increasing the thickness of its secretion.
Adult geese and ducks are able to drink saline water because they possess nasal salt glands that excrete excess salt from the bloodstream.
The birds' secret turned out to be a set of salt glands in their heads, a bit like tear ducts that release hyper-salty tears, but through the nostrils.
Salt glands were present on both abaxial and adaxial leaf surfaces of all Chloridoid species examined.
Objectives of this research were to (i) determine the differences in relative salinity tolerance among and within five zoysiagrass species, represented by 57 genotypes, (ii) determine if salt secretion via leaf salt glands is an important salinity tolerance mechanism within the Zoysia genus, and (iii) determine if salinity tolerance is associated with salt gland secretion efficiency.
In contrast the capitate glandular trichomes secrete compounds apparently through pores in the cuticle of the head cell(s) (Siebert 2004) which is also observed in the salt secreting process of salt glands (Oi et al.
The result is a "new rice line that can expel salt it takes from the soil into the air through salt glands it has on its leaves," the statement said.
lagopoides has salt glands consisting of only two cells that predominantly excreted NaCl [10].
Salt crystals on cordgrass leaves are excreted by salt glands.