Mehlis' glands
(PLATYHELMINTHES: Trematoda)
Unicellular mucous and serous glands surrounding the ootype in the reproductive system.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Mehlis' gland — Meh·lis gland mā lis n one of the large unicellular glands surrounding the ootype of a flatworm and possibly playing a part in eggshell formation also the group of such glands in a worm Mehlis Karl Friedrich Eduard (1796 1832) German physician.… …   Medical dictionary

  • mehlis' gland — ˈmālə̇s(ə̇z) noun Usage: usually capitalized M Etymology: from the name Mehlis : one of the large unicellular glands surrounding the ootype of a flatworm and possibly playing a part in eggshell formation; collectively : the group of such glands… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ootype — n. [Gr. oion, egg; typos, type] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Trematoda) A small chamber of the female duct, surrounded by Mehlis glands, where ducts from a seminal receptacle and vitelline reservoir join …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Digenea — For the bird genus, see Anthipes. Digenea Helicometra sp. (Plagiorchiida: Opecoelidae) from the intestine of a Flame Cardinal fish Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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