harderian gland

noun

har·​de·​ri·​an gland (ˈ)här-ˈdir-ē-ən- How to pronounce harderian gland (audio)
often capitalized H
: an accessory lacrimal gland on the inner side of the orbit in reptiles and birds but usually degenerate in mammals

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“Harderian gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/harderian%20gland. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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