photophore gland

photophore gland

[′fōd·ə‚fȯr ‚gland]
(vertebrate zoology)
A highly modified integumentary gland which develops into a luminous organ composed of a lens and a light-emitting gland; occurs in deep-sea teleosts and elasmobranchs.
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