A gland that is located in the ocular region, nearer the inner canthi. Typically associated with or part of the nictitating membrane, when present [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7559104 ]

Synonyms: medial ocular gland medial orbital gland

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Term information

has narrow synonym

Harderian gland



taxon notes

the distinction between Harderian and nictitans gland is only valid in mammals - the medial ocular glands in other terapods are called Harderian glands regardless of their secretion[DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-76685-5_2]

Rabbits, pigs and Mongolian gerbils have both a Harderian and a nictitans gland[ISBN:1118473523]

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