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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.
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First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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green gland

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