accessory gland


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accessory gland

[ak′ses·ə·rē ‚gland]
(anatomy)
A mass of glandular tissue separate from the main body of a gland.
(invertebrate zoology)
A gland associated with the male reproductive organs in insects.
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On the other hand, this development differs from that of Photinus ignitus (Fall) (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) females that store substances produced by accessory glands of the reproductive tract of males and digests them into amino acids for oocytes up to two days after mating (ROONEY; LEWIS, 1999), which demonstrates the importance of mating for the oogenesis of this insect.
Reproductive tissues consisting of accessory glands, accessory gland plus testes, or whole reproductive tracts were removed from sexually mature (14- to 40-d-old) virgin males (freshly killed by freezing) and placed into a drop of cold saline (Spencer et al.
Extract-injected treatment groups consisted of accessory gland extract injection of 1 male equivalent, accessory gland extract injection of 5 male equivalents, and whole reproductive tract extract injection of 1 male equivalent.
The male accessory gland in Drosophila serves as the main organ of the male genital apparatus in charge of producing the noncellular portion of the sperm (Bairati 1968).
Cost of mating in Drosophila melanogaster females is mediated by male accessory gland products.
In the medfly, sperm replenishment and male accessory gland fluids both appear to influence female re-mating (Katiyar & Ramirez 1970; Nakagawa et al.
Physiology of mating behavior in Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae): chemoreception and male accessory gland fluids in female post-mating behavior.
Male accessory glands and the evolution of copulatory plugs in rodents.
The paired tubular vasa deferentia originate from the genital chamber to which small accessory glands are directly attached.
Tears are secreted by the lacrimal and accessory glands and perform vital functions in the eye such as lubrication of the eyelids and surface of the eye, defense against bacteria, and flushing away foreign particles.