Medical Definition of Glandula uropygius

1. A compound alveolar gland of birds located on the dorsum of the tail or pygostyle; the secretion of this gland (fatty acids and wax) exits from a papilla on the dorsal surface at the base of the tail feathers; the bird applies the substance to its feathers by means of the bill when preening. The uropygial gland is lacking in some species but its waterproofing ability is essential to water birds. Synonym: glandula uropygius, oil glands, preen gland. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glandula Uropygius

glandula parotidea
glandula parotidea accessoria
glandula parotis
glandula parotis accessoria
glandula pituitaria
glandula prostatica
glandula salivaria
glandula seromucosa
glandula serosa
glandula sublingualis
glandula submandibularis
glandula suprarenalis
glandula thyroidea
glandula thyroidea accessoria
glandula uropygius (current term)
glandulae areolares
glandulae bronchiales
glandulae buccales
glandulae ceruminosae
glandulae cervicales uteri
glandulae ciliares
glandulae circumanales
glandulae conjunctivales
glandulae cutis
glandulae duodenales
glandulae endocrinae
glandulae gastricae
glandulae glomiformes

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