Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gland which secretes poison, as in a venomous serpent. See cuts under chelicera and Hymenoptera.

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Examples

  • No hemiptera are known to be poisonous, that is, to have a poison-gland connected with the sting, like that of the bee, and careful dissections by the eminent French naturalist, Lacaze-Duthiers, of three European species of Cicada, have not revealed any poison apparatus at the base of the sting.

    Our Common Insects A Popular Account of the Insects of Our Fields, Forests, Gardens and Houses

  • Their awful, deep-cut mouths were sternly closed over long, hollow fangs, which rested their roots against the swollen poison-gland where the venom had been hoarded up ever since the last stroke had emptied it.

    Nature's Serial Story

  • Their awful, deep-cut mouths were sternly closed over the long hollow fangs which rested their roots against the swollen poison-gland, where the venom had been hoarding up ever since the last stroke had emptied it.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • Their awful, deep-cut mouths were sternly closed over the long hollow fangs which rested their roots against the swollen poison-gland, where the venom had been hoarding up ever since the last stroke had emptied it.

    Elsie Venner

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