salt gland

noun

: a gland (as of a marine bird or a plant) capable of excreting a concentrated salt solution

Examples of salt gland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alligators lack the salt glands of their crocodile cousins, but that doesn't seem to matter much, Nifong learned. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 20 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salt gland was in 1950

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“Salt gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salt%20gland. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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