harderian gland

noun, often capitalized H
har·​de·​ri·​an gland | \ (ˈ)här-ˈdir-ē-ən- How to pronounce harderian gland (audio) \

Medical Definition of harderian gland

: 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 30 Jun. 2022.

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