axillary gland
a multicellular structure below the skin dorsal to the pectoral fin, e.g. in Ictalurus punctatus, suggested to produce toxin. This is unlikely as no duct allows delivery to the spine tip and production of toxin is known from epithelial spine tissue

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • axillary gland — n AXILLARY NODE …   Medical dictionary

  • axillary gland — noun : any of the lymph nodes of the axilla …   Useful english dictionary

  • Axillary — Ax il*la*ry ([a^]ks [i^]l*l[asl]*r[y^]), a. [See {Axil}.] 1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the axilla or armpit; as, axillary gland, artery, nerve. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Situated in, or rising from, an axil; of or pertaining to an axil. Axillary …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • axillary node — n any of the lymph nodes of the axilla called also axillary gland …   Medical dictionary

  • axillary — adjective a) Of or pertaining to the axilla or armpit; as, axillary gland, artery, nerve. b) Situated in, or rising from, an axil; of or pertaining to an axil …   Wiktionary

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Axillary tail — Part of the breast. Specifically, it is a small part of the mammary gland that extends along the inferolateral (bottom and on the margin) side of the pectoralis major towards the axilla (armpit). Some women may discover this structure and believe …   Wikipedia

  • axillary node — noun any of the lymph glands of the armpit; fights infections in the neck and chest and arm regions • Hypernyms: ↑lymph node, ↑lymph gland, ↑node …   Useful english dictionary

  • axillary process of mammary gland — processus axillaris glandulae mammariae …   Medical dictionary

  • lymph gland — noun the source of lymph and lymphocytes • Syn: ↑lymph node, ↑node • Hypernyms: ↑lymphatic tissue, ↑lymphoid tissue • Hyponyms: ↑axillary node, ↑Peyer s patch, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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