salt gland


Definition of salt gland

: 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,, 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of salt gland

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt gland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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