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green gland

noun, Zoology
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 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for green gland

green gland

one of a pair of excretory organs in some crustaceans that open at the base of each antenna
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