salt gland


noun

a gland, located in the head of seabirds and various marine mammals and reptiles, that secretes into the nasal passages the excess salt imbibed or ingested.

Nearby words

  1. salt cedar,
  2. salt chuck,
  3. salt cod,
  4. salt dome,
  5. salt flat,
  6. salt glaze,
  7. salt grass,
  8. salt hay,
  9. salt horse,
  10. salt i

Origin of salt gland

First recorded in 1945–50

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