An evagination of the terminal portion of the intestine that is capable of secreting high concentrations of excess sodium chloride. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_cjm http://www.briancoad.com/dictionary/complete%20dictionary.htm ]

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organ_slim

function notes

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

id

UBERON:0004757

present in taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_118072

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_119203

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