Albuminous Glands

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Albuminous Glands

 

all glands whose secretions contain albumin. In vertebrates, the albuminous glands are the pancreatic and lachrymal. Of the salivary glands, the parotids in man and the submaxillary in rodents and other animals are albuminous. Also classified as albuminous glands are those which secrete egg albumin. In invertebrates—for example, in mollusks—these are outgrowths of the genital tract; in vertebrates, they are certain cells in the walls of the oviducts.

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