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scent gland

Syllabification: scent gland

Definition of scent gland in English:

noun

An animal gland that secretes an odorous pheromone or defensive substance, especially one under the tail of a carnivorous mammal such as a civet or skunk.
Example sentences
  • All three genera have a scent gland on the rump, which is used in social communication.
  • A male capybara has a distinctive scent gland called a ‘morrillo’ that appears as a dark, oval-shaped, hairless bump on top of its rostrum.
  • Scent marking by depositing urine and sebum from anogenital scent glands on substrate is common among mammals, especially rodents.

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