unicellular gland


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unicellular gland

[¦yü·nə′sel·yə·lər ‚gland]
(anatomy)
A gland consisting of a single cell.
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Secretory cells are unicellular glands and can be divided into three types (A, B, and C) depending on the cell shape and characteristics of secretory granules.
Based on such standards, all secretory cells observed and reported in Fabulina nitidula (Kawaguti & Ikemoto 1962a), Musculus senhousia (Kawaguti & Ikemoto 1962b), Mercenaria mercenaria (Neff 1972a), Mytilus edulis, Cardium edulis, Nucula sulcata (Bubel 1973), Crassostrea virginica (Morrison 1993), Scapharca broughtonii (Lee 2002), and Tegillarca granosa (Ma & Lee 2003) were unicellular glands.