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preen gland

[′prēn ‚gland]
(vertebrate zoology)
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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.
Disappearance of short chain acids from the preen gland wax of male mallard ducks during eclipse.
The composition of the preen gland waxes of some marine birds: A word of caution for chemotaxonomists.
Preen gland function in layer fowls: factors affecting morphology and feather lipid levels.