unicellular gland


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unicellular gland

[¦yü·nə′sel·yə·lər ‚gland]
(anatomy)
A gland consisting of a single cell.
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Histopathological observations in foot region of Biomphalaria snail samples showed necrotic change (shrinkage) in the mucous secreting unicellular glands (Figure 1b) and hyaline substances are shown in samples collected from Port Said (Figure 1c) and splitting fiber tissues in Dakahlya and Damietta snails (Figure 1d,1e).
The result of this study illustrates that there are three types (A, B, and C) of secretory cells in the mantle, all of which are unicellular glands. Furthermore, in type A cells, the most ubiquitous of the three types and a typical goblet cell, the mucous substance contained in these cells was a weakly acidic or neutral carboxylated mucopolysaccaride.
In front of the digestive caeca the body is filled with minute, unicellular glands in M.