elaeodochon

noun el·ae·od·o·chon \ ˌelēˈädəˌkän \

Definition of elaeodochon

plural -s
:the oil gland of a bird situated near the base of the tail

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Origin and Etymology of elaeodochon

New Latin, from Greek elaiodochon, neuter of elaiodochos holding oil, from elaio- + dochos containing, able to hold


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