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uropygial gland definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birds [syn: uropygial gland, preen gland]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1870 a large gland that occurs in most birds, opens dorsally at the base of the tail feathers, and usually secretes an oily fluid which the bird uses in preening its feathers called also oil gland

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Uropygial U`ro*pyg"i*al, a. [See Uropygium.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the uropygium, or prominence at the base of the tail feathers, in birds. Uropygial gland, a peculiar sebaceous gland at the base of the tail feathers in most birds. It secretes an oily fluid which is spread over the feathers by preening.



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