braconid venom gland
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
A type of venom gland where numerous gland tubes end basically in the reservoir that has muscles but no glandular elements; see apid venom gland.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • venom gland — 1. A gland secreting an irritating or lethal substance. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In true spiders, a pair of glands situated in the cephalothorax; in others, on the chelicerae with ducts traversing each claw with an oval slit opening near the… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • apid venom gland — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A type of venom gland in which the single venom gland is widened into a saclike reservoir that contains glandular elements, but no muscles; see braconid venom gland …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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