branchial glands


branchial glands
1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
Masses of connective- tissue cells, lacking ducts, that surround the venous channels in branchiae.
2. (MOLLUSCA: Cephalopoda)
Glands along the gill where they connect with the mantle; site of hemocyanin production.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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