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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Also called antennal gland .
Origin of green gland
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby green gland
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British Dictionary definitions for green gland
one of a pair of excretory organs in some crustaceans that open at the base of each antenna
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