cloacal gland

cloacal gland

[klō′ā·kəl ′gland]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of the sweat glands in the cloaca of lower vertebrates, as snakes or amphibians.
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Cloacal gland morphology has been examined extensively (Sever, 1991a, b; 1992a d).
Although it is recognized that cloacal glands exist in some anuran taxa (Van Dijk, 1959), we followed Sever's (1991a) hypothesis that these glands are probably not homologous with those of salamanders.
The foam produced by the cloacal gland is an androgen dependent secondary sexual character in the male Japanese quail and could be used as an external index of sexual maturity (Mohan et al.
Cloacal gland and testes development in male Japanese quail selected for divergent adrenocortical responsiveness.
Effect of dietary vitamin E on the cloacal gland, foam and semen characteristic of male Japanese quail.
Effects of antioxidants on body weight, cloacal gland foam production in male Japanese quail.
Changes in testosterone metabolism by the brain and cloacal gland during sexual maturation in the Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).
In this study, we investigated the residues of fluoroquinolone drugs (ciprofloxacin and pefloxacin) in the cloacal gland (a site of foam synthesis) and other tissues, such as breast muscle, testes, brain, kidney, and plasma.
1978); and a female attractant from the cloacal gland of male red-bellied newts (Cynops; Kikuyama et al.
The width (lateral) and height (dorsoventral) of the cloacal gland were measured to the nearest 0.
Females have cloacal glands that produce attractants for males, and males have hedonic and cloacal glands.
Male cloacal glands of Plethodon cinereus and Plethodon dorsalis (Amphibia: Plethodontidae).