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oil gland

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1825-1835
1825-35
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oil-gland in Medicine

oil gland n.
A gland, such as a sebaceous gland, that secretes an oily substance.

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oil gland

any of a variety of skin structures that secrete oily or greasy substances of various functions. In birds, the preen gland, or uropygial gland, located on the back at the base of the tail, supplies oil that is spread upon the feathers during preening. In mammals, sebaceous glands provide a grease that serves as a protectant and lubricant for hair and skin. Scent glands of certain mammals secrete an often oily material of distinctive odour that serves to mark territorial boundaries

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