Definition of Harderian gland in English:

Harderian gland

noun

Zoology
  • A gland present in the inner angle of the eye in those birds, mammals, and other vertebrates that have a nictitating membrane or ‘third eyelid’, typically secreting a slightly oily lubricant.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Fleming (1785–1857), naturalist and Free Church of Scotland minister.