The Elephant (Mouse Meibomian Gland) by Manuela Tumiati

The Elephant (Mouse Meibomian Gland) by Manuela Tumiati

 

Meibomian glands are specialized sebaceous glands found at the inner rim of eyelids. Their product, an oily substance, prevents the eyes from drying out. Sebaceous glands are generally found in hair-covered areas in mammals and are essential to maintain the skin as waterproof, lubricated and protected from infections. In the picture, Meibomian glands run along the elephant’s trunk, while the eye and the ear flap are hair (lash and whisker) roots.