wax gland

wax gland

[′waks ‚gland]
(anatomy)
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Pores are cuticular structures that cover the wax gland and are specialized for the extrusion of the wax secretion; externally, they have either a simple or a loculate opening (loculus), generally with geometric arrangement.
Worker bees engorged with honey secrete small, colorless wax platelets (scale-like shapes) from eight wax glands on the underside of their abdomens.
Beeswax is produced from eight wax glands on the underside of the worker bee's abdomen.
Anything which irritates the external auditory canal stimulates the wax glands.