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Thoracic glands

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thoracic glands --> ecdysial gland

(Science: entomology) insect structures that originate from the ectoderm of the ventrocaudal part of the head and serve as a source of ecdysone.

Synonym: peritracheal glands, prothoracic glands, thoracic glands, ventral glands.