- androgenic gland
- (Order Decapoda):In male, small gland associated with terminal end of each vas deferens. Secretes hormones stimulating spermatogenesis and development of secondary sex characteristics [Stachowitsch, 1992].
Crustacea glossary. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 2011.
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