cement gland

cement gland

[si′ment ‚gland]
(invertebrate zoology)
A structure in many invertebrates that produces cement.
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Cement gland in pedal sole described above (head-foot) (Figs 22, 23: eg).
Female lacking detectable cement gland at foot sole.
We made gross morphologic measurements of body length (rostral tip of the cement gland to the tip of the tail), interocular distance (between the medial edges of the eyes), and body shape (presence of abnormal dorsal curvature).
Abnormalities that included malformed cement glands (chicken beaks) pronounced dorsal flexure, poorly developed somites, swollen guts, or sloughing of epidermal cells (Figure 2) were evident in embryos exposed to 5 lam concentrations of estrogenic compounds ([E.
The researchers were then able to isolate two dopa-rich proteins from the cement glands, they report in the June 30 Biochemistry.
By extracting the contents of cement glands from thousands of marine worms, scientists have identified a component of silk and two unusual proteins used for making the worms' tubes.