green gland
noun Date: circa 1890 one of a pair of large green glands in some crustaceans (as crayfishes) that have an excretory function and open at the bases of the larger antennae

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  • Green gland — Green Green (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Greener} (gr[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr[ u]n, Dan. & Sw. gr[ o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • green gland — noun one of a pair of glands (believed to have excretory functions) in some crustaceans near the base of the large antennae • Hypernyms: ↑gland, ↑secretory organ, ↑secretor, ↑secreter • Part Holonyms: ↑crustacean * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • green gland — /grin ˈglænd/ (say green gland) noun one of the pair of excretory organs in the head region of decapod crustaceans, with a duct opening on the antenna; antenna gland …   Australian English dictionary

  • green gland — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) Excretory glands on the antennae of crayfish and other Malacostraca; antennal gland …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • green gland — Zool. one of the pair of excretory organs in each side of the head region of decapod crustaceans, emptying at the base of the antennae. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • green gland(s) — Excretory organs situated just behind the eyes and opening on the first peduncular segment of the antennae [Ingle, 1983]. One of pair of complex excretory glands located on antenna in front of head of decapod (e.g., crayfish). (Syn. antennal… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Green — (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Greener} (gr[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr[ u]n, Dan. & Sw. gr[ o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1. Having the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Green brier — Green Green (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Greener} (gr[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr[ u]n, Dan. & Sw. gr[ o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Green con — Green Green (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Greener} (gr[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr[ u]n, Dan. & Sw. gr[ o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Green crab — Green Green (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Greener} (gr[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr[ u]n, Dan. & Sw. gr[ o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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