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green gland

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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 of green gland

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for green gland

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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