secretory structure

secretory structure

[si′krēd·ə·rē ‚strək·chər]
(botany)
Plant cells or organizations of plant cells which produce a variety of secretions.
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These tested exercises include instructions for preparing microscope slides and sectioning and staining plant material and chapters on complex tissues, secretory structures, reproductive organs, and related topics.
Plant gums, resins, and essential oils are often produced in large quantities by specialized secretory structures.
He provided a brief historical overview of theories concerning the development of secretory structures, and he proposed a classification scheme that was based on gland development.