preen gland

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preen gland

[′prēn ‚gland]
(vertebrate zoology)
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Relation of the preen gland (Glandula uropygialis) of birds to rickets.
Further observations on the relation of the preen gland of birds to rickets.
Suppression of a thioesterase gene expression and the disappearance of short chain fatty acids in the preen gland of the mallard duck during eclipse, the period following postnuptial molt.