digestive gland


: a gland secreting digestive enzymes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It was adapted from a tuna fisherman named Joe in San Pedro and features lobster tomalley — the animal’s digestive gland — along with pine nuts and raisins. New York Times, 2 May 2022 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, 6 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of digestive gland was in 1940

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“Digestive gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digestive%20gland. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

digestive gland

: a gland secreting digestive enzymes
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