serous gland


serous gland
An exocrine gland that produces a watery, protein-rich secretion, as opposed to a carbohydrate-rich mucous secretion.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • serous gland — n a gland secreting a serous fluid * * * a gland that secretes a watery albuminous material, commonly but not always containing enzymes …   Medical dictionary

  • serous gland — noun : a gland secreting a serous fluid …   Useful english dictionary

  • Serous glands — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = glandula serosa GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Vertical section of papilla foliata of the rabbit, passing across the folia. (Serous gland labeled at bottom right.) Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery …   Wikipedia

  • serous — adj. of or like or producing serum; watery. Phrases and idioms: serous gland (or membrane) a gland or membrane with a serous secretion. Derivatives: serosity n. Etymology: F seacutereux or med.L serosus (as SERUM) …   Useful english dictionary

  • serous — Relating to, containing, or producing serum or a substance having a watery consistency. * * * se·rous sir əs adj of, relating to, producing, or resembling serum esp having a thin watery constitution <a serous exudate> * * * adj. 1. relating …   Medical dictionary

  • Serous demilune — Section of submaxillary gland of kitten. Duct semidiagrammatic. (Demilune labeled at center bottom.) Gray s subject #242 1136 …   Wikipedia

  • serous cell — n a cell (as of the parotid gland) that secretes a serous fluid * * * a cell concerned in the secretion of a watery fluid rich in protein, like the secretory cells of the parotid gland; called also albuminous c …   Medical dictionary

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Serous fluid — In physiology, the term serous fluid is used for various bodily fluids that are typically pale yellow and transparent, and of a benign nature.Saliva consists of mucus and serous fluid; the serous fluid contains the enzyme amylase important for… …   Wikipedia

  • Gland — A gland is an organ in an animal s body that synthesizes a substance for release such as hormones or breast milk, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland). Types Glands… …   Wikipedia


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