Definition of anal gland
: any of numerous glands, occurring solitary or in pairs or groups, near the anus and sometimes opening into the rectum: such as a : either of the paired glands of a skunk that produce an offensive secretion b : a gland in mollusks of the genus Murex that secretes a purple substance used in dyeing c : ink sac
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