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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green gland was circa 1890

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“Green gland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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