digestive gland

any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract, as the salivary glands, liver, and pancreas.


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digestive gland n.
A gland, such as the liver or pancreas, that secretes into the alimentary canal substances necessary for digestion.

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The immature parasites drill through the wall of a snail's gut and settle in the digestive gland.
Pathogenic bacteria will be isolated from bivalve digestive gland using selective media and enrichment broths.
These did not show increased digestive gland metaplasia but did have a nearly doubled incidence of micronuclei.
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