labial gland


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labial gland

[′lā·bē·əl ¦gland]
(anatomy)
Any of the small, tubular mucous and serous glands underneath the mucous membrane of mammalian lips.
(invertebrate zoology)
A salivary gland, or modification thereof, opening at the base of the labium in certain insects.
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However, studies on the expression of aquaporin-5 (AQP-5) in labial glands from Sjogren's syndrome patients have not been reported so far.
Digestion of chitin by the labial glands of Acromyrmex octospinosus Reich (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
On the negative side, it is a complex system, requiring experience and practice to use, and prominent variation occurs between labial glands, as well as within glands.