prothoracic gland
noun Date: 1887 one of a pair of thoracic endocrine organs in some insects that control molting

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  • prothoracic gland — prothoracic gland. См. проторакальная железа. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • prothoracic gland — prothorac′ic gland n. anat. ent either of a pair of endocrine glands in the thorax of some insects, functioning to promote molting • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • prothoracic gland — either of a pair of endocrine glands in the anterior thorax of some insects, functioning to promote the series of molts from hatching to adulthood. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • prothoracic gland — noun : one of a pair of thoracic endocrine organs in some insects that control molting * * * either of a pair of endocrine glands in the anterior thorax of some insects, functioning to promote the series of molts from hatching to adulthood. [1885 …   Useful english dictionary

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • pericardial gland — 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) see prothoracic gland. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) Marginal cells of the pericardium in Prosobranchia; filled with yellow green granules …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ventral gland — see prothoracic gland …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • thoracic gland — noun : prothoracic gland herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • проторакальная железа — prothoracic gland проторакальная железа. Эндокринная железа насекомых, в которой вырабатывается стимулирующий процессы линьки гормон (экдизон); П.ж. имеются у всех насекомых с полным превращением, а также у некоторых тараканов и термитов,… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • prothoracicgland — prothoracic gland n. Either of a pair of endocrine glands located in the prothorax of certain insects and regulating molting. * * * …   Universalium

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