cement gland

cement gland
: a gland that secretes an adhesive substance (as those in the foot of many rotifers that produce secretions to anchor the animals to the substrate or as those associated with the female reproductive system of many insects)

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cement gland,
a gland that secretes the sticky substance by which a barnacle or other cirriped attaches itself to an object.

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