anal glands


anal glands
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Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • anal gland — noun : any of numerous glands, occurring solitary or in pairs or groups, near the anus and sometimes opening into the rectum: as a. : either of the paired glands of a skunk that produce an offensive secretion b. : a gland in mollusks of the genus …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Brunner's glands — Section of duodenum. (Duodenal glands in submucosa labeled at right, fourth from the top.) Latin glandulae duodenales Gray s …   Wikipedia


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