alkaline gland
a paired organ in the genito-urinary apparatus of Raja (and probably other skates and rays) whose cavity is fluid filled. Also called Marshall\'s gland

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Marshall's gland — alkaline gland (a paired organ in the genito urinary apparatus of Raja (and probably other skates and rays) whose cavity is fluid filled) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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