musk gland

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A gland, usually an anal gland, present in many animals, that secretes musk, a substance with a penetrating odour. Different species produce musks of varying composition. Originally, musk was obtained from the glands of musk-deer (Moschidae), located between the stomach and genitals (‘musk’ is from Sanskrit muská meaning ‘testicle’).

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