anal sac meaning

  "anal sac" in a sentence
A pair of anal glands or sacs,located on either side of the ANUS,that produce and store a dark,foul-smelling fluid in carnivorous animals such as SKUNKS and DOGS. The expelled fluid is used as a defensive repellent (in skunks) or a material to mark territory (in dogs).
  • sac:    Noun: sac &nb ...
  • anal:    Adjective: anal&nb ...
  • anal.:    abbrev1. Analogous ...


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  1. Impacted anal sac material is usually brown or gray and thick.
  2. The anal sac is prominent, brown with a dark tip.
  3. Anal sacs can become abscessed and infecting micro-organisms produce odor.
  4. Anal sacs may be removed surgically in a procedure known as anal sacculectomy.
  5. Anal sac fluid is normally yellow to tan in color and watery in consistency.

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