digestive gland


Definition of digestive gland

: a gland secreting digestive enzymes

Examples of digestive gland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Schmidt revisited the digestive glands and stomachs of krill from 47 different points in the Scotia Sea, caught 15 years ago in a 2 month campaign. Randall Hyman, Science | AAAS, "Polar sea ice leads to more productive oceans," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of digestive gland

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Digestive gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digestive%20gland. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of digestive gland

: a gland secreting digestive enzymes

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