scent gland


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scent gland

[′sent ‚gland]
(vertebrate zoology)
A specialized skin gland of the tubuloalveolar or acinous variety which produces substances having peculiar odors; found in many mammals.
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Finally, we test the value of the snout scent gland as an indicator of health, by relating its size to the incidence and intensity of infection, and to one aspect of the immune system (spleen size) and therefore as a potential mate choice cue for females.
Dorsal abdominal scent gland on the 3rd abdominal segment.
Female ringtailed lemurs have just one scent gland in the genital area, but their scent is more complex than the males'.
While these scent-gland properties seem to be consistent in Cyphophthalmi and Laniatores, the scent gland features of a large part of Palpatores, namely in some phalangiids and in the Dyspnoi, are quite cryptic.
Males also have a scent gland on the thorax, visible as a small area of discolored fur (Figure 13-3).
Similar deposition of secretions from scent glands onto vegetation is widespread in African antelopes and gazelles (Gosling 1985, Estes 1991).
The description of this species is based on the external morphological characters (body color, measurement of body parts, scent gland apparatus), external and internal male and female genitalia.
alpina by its white scent gland auricle, the more elongate general appearance, and the orange-brown coloration.
These caterpillars have a scent gland that releases a strong, concentrated spicebush odor when danger is near.
1993) reported a thin and hardly detectable layer of scent gland secretions in the lateral grooves of resting Pachyloidellus goliath (Acosta 1993).
And if we get a skunk, it needs to be one that hasn't released its scent gland, which only happens about a third of the time.
When he's achieved a creditable handstand, he rubs his scent gland on the surface or releases a little urine.