from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gland which secretes the cement of a cirriped. Darwin. See cement, n., 5.
- n. A gland which serves to fasten its possessor to a foreign body.
- n. Specifically — in platyhelminths, one of the glands whose secretion causes the eggs to adhere together or to a foreign body, or incloses them in a cocoon;
- n. in entomology, one of a pair of cement-secreting glands occurring in the bees and ants and discharging their secretion through the sting. They correspond to the tubular glands of the Orthoptera.
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