calciferous gland

noun

Definition of calciferous gland

: one of a series of glands that open into the esophagus of various oligochaete worms, that secrete calcium carbonate, and that are believed to assist in adjusting the pH of the food material

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“Calciferous gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calciferous%20gland. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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