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tar·sal glands

[TA]
sebaceous glands embedded in the tarsal plate of each eyelid, discharging at the edge of the lid near the posterior border. Their secretions create a lipid barrier along the margin of the eyelids that contains the normal secretions in the conjunctival sac by preventing the watery fluid from spilling over the barrier when the eye is open.
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tar·sal glands

(tahr'săl glandz) [TA]
Sebaceous glands embedded in the tarsal plate of each eyelid, discharging at the edge of the lid near the posterior border. Their secretions create a lipid barrier along the margin of the eyelids that holds back normal secretions in the conjunctival sac by preventing the watery fluid from spilling over the barrier when the eye is open.
Synonym(s): meibomian glands.
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Meibom,

Hendrik (Heinrich), Dutch anatomist and physician ,1638-1700.
meibomian conjunctivitis - obsolete term for a conjunctivitis associated with chronic inflammation of the meibomian glands, with swollen tarsal plates and frothy seborrheic secretion. Synonym(s): seborrheic blepharoconjunctivitis
meibomian cyst - a chronic inflammatory granuloma of a meibomian gland. Synonym(s): chalazion
meibomian glands - sebaceous glands embedded in the tarsal plate of each eyelid, discharging at the edge of the lid near the posterior border. Synonym(s): tarsal glands
meibomian sty - an acute purulent infection of a meibomian (tarsal) gland. Synonym(s): hordeolum internum
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"Now, commercial products such as Tink's Trophy Buck Lure and Intruder Tarsal Gland work well, but hunters can also collect tarsal glands from harvested deer," Rohm continued.
He came to a stop to smell the tarsal glands. With the buck just 14 yards away, I had to force myself to ignore the antlers and focus on his vitals.
Since tarsal scent is one of the main ingredients in any sex lure, Mickey uses his tarsal glands almost exclusively during the rutting season.
Once Mickey has reached his stand, he then removes the tarsal gland "drag" from his boot and ties it to a nearby tree branch to divert the attention of an approaching deer.
They rub their tarsal glands or hocks together, urinating on them as well.
If a dominant buck is fairly close, you may also see that the dark hair tufts covering his tarsal glands have been erected and are rhythmically moving to dispense the buck's unique glandular scent.
Three are located on the extremities: tarsal glands on the inner surface of the hind legs (hocks); smaller, metatarsal glands on the outer surface; and interdigital glands between the hooves.
Tarsal: The most visibly apparent of the five is the tarsal gland. At least one study has concluded that tarsal scent is used for individual recognition.
Typically, males urinate directly into scrapes or direct urine over their tarsal glands into the scrape.
They scrape the ground with their front hooves, and before leaving they urinate across their tarsal glands into the scrape.
All deer--bucks and does, adults and fawns--urinate onto the tarsal gland in a behavior called rub-urination.