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serous gland




A gland that produces a watery secretion, in contrast with mucous glands, whose secretions are composed of or contain mucus. The term is used in connection with the salivary glands of vertebrates, which are partly serous and partly mixed. The serous gland cells are distinguished in part by their more granular cytoplasm and rounded nucleus, located near the middle of the cell.


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