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Mehlis' gland

noun Meh·lis' gland \ ˈmā-lis- \

medical Definition of Mehlis' gland

: one of the large unicellular glands surrounding the ootype of a flatworm and possibly playing a part in eggshell formation; also : the group of such glands in a worm

Biographical Note for mehlis' gland

  • Mehlis, Karl Friedrich Eduard (1796–1832), German physician. Mehlis was a practicing mine physician. His lasting contributions were in helminthology.

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