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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, the uropygial gland of birds, which secretes the oil with which they preen and dress their plumage; the elæodochon. It is a highly developed and specialized sebaceous follicle, present in the great majority of birds. See cut under elæodochon.

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