accessory gland

accessory gland
(Order Stomatopoda):
In male reproductive system, pair of slender glands in thorax under heart; fused anteriorly and opening at tips of penes (via ducts running parallel to sperm ducts) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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