adenomere


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adenomere

[‚ad·ən′ō·mir]
(embryology)
The embryonic structure which will become the functional portion of a gland.
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A characteristic picture of this organ was observed in the untouched mice: branched adenomere was filled with the secretion.
ABSTRACT We evaluated indicators of quality for female gonads (ovary and oocytes), male gonads (testis and seminal tubules), and selected somatic tissues (fiber packages in the adductor muscle and adenomeres in the digestive gland) that participate in reproduction of the pearl oyster Pinctada mazatlanica.
For the digestive gland, the area covered by 15 adenomeres was calculated as described for the ovary and testis.