An evagination of the terminal portion of the intestine that is capable of secreting high concentrations of excess sodium chloride. [ ]

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shark liver produces copious amounts of urea, making the shark hyperosmotic to seawater, & thus a shark acts like a fresh water fish, constantly gaining water. Excess salts are concentrated by the rectal gland and secreted

has broad synonym

digitiform gland

glandula rectalis

rectal gland



present in taxon

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