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  • n  an odorous glandular secretion from the male musk deer; used as a perfume fixative
  • n  the scent of a greasy glandular secretion from the male musk deer

  • His alluring smell is the musk deer's undoing.
  • The musk ox is a hard animal to describeit looks somewhat like a cross between a buffalo and an English sheep dog, has downward-curving horns and a morose expression.
  • Two chemists at Yale and Louisiana State claim to have extracted musk from the glands of the common muskrat (one-third of an ounce of distilled musk from 175 animals).
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