y-organ
A gland situated near the external adductor muscles of the mandible producing the moulting hormone [Ingle, 1983].
Site of secretion of molting hormone in decapods [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Order Decapoda):
Neurosecretory structure in maxillae or base of antennae; secretes hormones promoting molting [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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