calciferous gland

calciferous gland

[kal′sif·ə·rəs ‚gland]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of a series of glands that secrete calcium carbonate into the esophagus of certain oligochaetes.
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Similar data, enlarged with added information on calciferous glands, were restated by Michaelsen (1918).
Calciferous glands (difficult to see in type material; not present in comparative material, having been removed by Michaelsen (1918: 331-332) for a study with its particular description): Half-globular in 9-10; closely connected to oesophagus; dorsally and ventrally separated.
Oesophageal gizzard 5, intestinal gizzard and calciferous glands absent.