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green gland

noun, Zoology
1.
one of the pair of excretory organs in each side of the head region of decapod crustaceans, emptying at the base of the antennae.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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green gland

noun
1.
one of a pair of excretory organs in some crustaceans that open at the base of each antenna
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