adhesive gland
Various invertebrate glands that secrete a sticky substance.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • adhesive gland — (Subclass Cirripedia): Cement gland [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • adhesive head gland — adhesive organ …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cement gland — Special concentrations of cells in dermal cover of cirripeds which function for secreting calcareous substance of valves; possibly equivalent to dermal glands of other crustaceans [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Anostraca): Pair of glands… …   Crustacea glossary

  • cement gland or organ — adhesive organ (transient larval organs near the mouth used to attach the larvae to the substrate, e.g.in Protopterus, Lepidosiren, Acipenser, Esox, Macropodus) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • head gland — adhesive organ (transient larval organs near the mouth used to attach the larvae to the substrate, e.g. in Protopterus, Lepidosiren, Acipenser, Esox, Macropodus) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cement gland — noun : a gland that secretes an adhesive substance (as those in the foot of many rotifers that produce secretions to anchor the animals to the substrate or as those associated with the female reproductive system of many insects) * * * cement… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cement gland — 1. Any of certain glands of invertebrates that secrete an adhesive substance. 2. (ACANTHOCEPHALA) A gland or glands near the male testes that secretes a binding medium that facilitates copulation with the female. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spinnaret gland — (Class Ostracoda): Gland (connected to 2nd antenna) secreting adhesive thread [Cohen, Peterson, and Maddocks, in press] …   Crustacea glossary

  • pedal gland — noun : any of the unicellular or syncytial glands that occur in the foot of many rotifers and secrete an adhesive substance …   Useful english dictionary

  • caudal glands — Glands of the tail region of many invertebrates, i.e., spinneret, cement gland, adhesive gland …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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