slime gland

slime gland

[′slīm ‚gland]
(zoology)
A glandular structure in many animals producing a mucous material.
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They discuss the heart and circulatory system, air respiration and the control of breathing, the digestive tract and gut development, the olfactory system, the presence of slime glands, and biochemistry and molecular biology of specific species.
The key to synthesizing such materials may have come with fresh insights into how its raw materials take on a coherent form within the specialized cells of the hagfish's slime glands.
Despite their vicious nature and least appealing characteristic - the stress-induced secretion of mucous from up to 200 slime glands along their bodies - hagfish are prized, particularly in Asian markets.