accessory gland


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accessory gland

[ak′ses·ə·rē ‚gland]
(anatomy)
A mass of glandular tissue separate from the main body of a gland.
(invertebrate zoology)
A gland associated with the male reproductive organs in insects.
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Effects of mating and accessory gland injections on olfactory-mediated behavior in the female Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata.
La Vignera, "Male accessory gland infections: anatomical extension of inflammation and severity of symptoms evaluated by an original questionnaire," Andrologia, vol.
Ultrastructure of adult male accessory gland. Male accessory glands isolated from freshly eclosed adult flies in control and treated groups were fixed in a solution of 2% glutaraldehyde and 4% paraformaldehyde in 0.1 M cacodylate buffer (pH 7.2), postfixed in 2% osmium tetroxide, dehydrated, and embedded in Araldite 502 (Ted Pella, Inc., Redding, CA, USA).
(1995) further determined that the mating cost of reproduction was influenced by receipt of male accessory gland fluid.
The distal end of the foot consisted mainly of the phenol gland, but included a small fraction of the accessory gland, because there is a hairpin turn of the accessory gland interdigitated with the underlying phenol gland (Waite, 1992).
Evidence of adaptive evolution of accessory gland proteins in closely related species of the Drosophila repleta group.
Dysdercus evanescens Distant is placed in Paradysdercus Stehlik on the basis of second conjunctival appendages of aedeagus simple, spermathecal duct relatively only a little or uncoiled and accessory gland re-curved.
Exposure to TCDD during development permanently alters reproductive function in male Long Evans rats and hamsters: reduced ejaculated and epididymal sperm numbers and sex accessory gland weights in offspring with normal androgenic status.