nidamental gland

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nidamental gland

[¦nīd·ə¦ment·əl ′gland]
(zoology)
Any of various structures that secrete covering material for eggs or egg masses.
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Besides indices, 1 of 3 maturity stages was assigned to the specimen collected in different seasons based on the color of accessory nidamental glands and size of the gonads according to Lipinski (1979).
After recording the total body weight (TW), each specimen was dissected to separate different organs and the following measurements of weight were recorded in grams: mantle weight (MW); head weight, including arms and tentacles (HW); viscera weight, including gills, stomach, cecum, hepatopancreas, and ink sac (VW); ovary weight, including oviduct and oviducal gland (OW); testis weight (TW); and nidamental gland weight (NGW).
where GW is the gonad weight, BW is the body weight, and NGW is the nidamental gland weight.