green gland

noun

Definition of green gland

: one of a pair of large green glands in some crustaceans (such as crayfishes) that have an excretory function and open at the bases of the larger antennae

First Known Use of green gland

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Green gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20gland. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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