scent gland

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scent gland

[′sent ‚gland]
(vertebrate zoology)
A specialized skin gland of the tubuloalveolar or acinous variety which produces substances having peculiar odors; found in many mammals.
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Males are known to use their scent glands to mark territory and often engage in so-called 'stink-fighting' displays where they rub their tails in their scent before wafting it at an opponent, said the release.
In particular, the development of a scent gland and scent marking behavior may be subject to sexual selection (e.
8), bearing a pair of ostioles of the dorsal abdominal scent glands (Figs.
So far, Theis says, he's found more bacterial genera just in the scent paste of adult female spotted hyenas than researchers had discovered in 15 earlier studies of any mammalian scent gland.
Sadly, they were hunted to extinction in Britain for fur, meat and scent glands in the Middle Ages, probably disappearing from Wales around the 15th century.
The researchers were able to show that the diversity of odor-producing bacteria in spotted hyena scent glands is much greater than historical studies of mammals had suggested.
mib NB - Irreverent Skunk Fact of the Day: The mammal has highly developed anal scent glands inside the rectum at the base of its tail to ward off bears and other predators.
She said: "A man came in and brought a beautiful corn snake, a skunk which had had its scent glands removed, an owl, a dragon lizard, spiders, a rabbit and a little dog.
The name refers to posterior scent glands that emit a foul odor when the insect is squashed or pressured.
Since dogs have up to 300 million scent glands in their noses, compared with my pathetic 5 million, I feel assured that Minnie can sniff out a good show if she needs to.
When a dog defecates, the scent glands empty through ducts at the 4 and 8 o'clock positions of the anal sphincter, the band of muscle encircling the anus.
When a cat defecates, the scent glands empty through two ducts located at the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions of the anal sphincter, the band of muscle encircling the anus.