maxillary gland
Excretory organ in maxillary somite with duct opening on maxilla. (Syn. shell gland) [McLaughlin, 1980].
Excretory organ located in maxillary segment, having its duct opening on maxilla. (Syn. shell gland) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Nephridial excretory organs exiting via a pore at the base of the maxillae [Brusca and Brusca, 2002].
(Order Cladocera):
One of two excretory organs located in head and opening ventrally at level of maxillae. Forms several loops. (Syn. shell gland) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Notostraca):
One of two excretory organs located in head and opening ventrally on maxillae. Highly elongated, forming loops visible through carapace on each side of median keel. (Syn. shell gland) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Diplostraca):
One of two excretory glands located in head (and extending into carapace); opens ventrally at level of maxillae. Forms several loops. (Syn. shell gland) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Anostraca):
One of two excretory glands located in head and opening ventrally at level of reduced maxillae [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Cephalocarida):
One of two simple excretory organs in head (cephalon); each opens via pore on posterior surface of base of maxilla [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Cumacea):
Pair of excretory glands located in head, one opening to exterior at base of each maxilla [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Tanaidacea):
Pair of excretory organs in head, one opening to exterior at base of each maxilla [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Isopoda):
Pair of excretory organs in head (cephalon), one opening at base of each maxilla. See: antennal gland [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Mysida):
In certain mysidaceans, one of two excretory glands in head, each opening to exterior at base of maxilla. (See also antennal gland) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Stomatopoda):
Pair of excretory organs in head (cephalon), each opening to exterior via pore on basal segment of maxilla [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Leptostraca):
Pair of excretory glands located in head under carapace adductor muscle, one opening to exterior at base of each maxilla. (See also antennal gland) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Branchiura):
One of two relatively large excretory organs located in head, each opens at base of maxilla and consists of end sac and duct [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Cirripedia):
One of two excretory organs located in head and opening via ducts at level of maxillae [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Ostracoda):
Excretory gland, one opening at base of each maxilla. (See also antennal gland) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Remipedia):
Pair of excretory organs, one located in each posterolateral corner of head (cephalon); open to exterior at base of each maxilla [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Superorder Syncarida):
One of two excretory glands located in posterior region of head. Consists of convoluted tubules opening on maxillae. In bathynellacean, loop of tubule extends posteriorly to level of fourth thoracic somite. (See also uropodal gland) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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