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gland 1

 (glănd)
n.
1.
a. Any of various organs or cell groups, such as the adrenal glands and the salivary glands, that are of endothelial origin and secrete a substance that is used or excreted by the body.
b. Any of various organs, such as lymph nodes, that resemble true glands but perform a nonsecretory function.
2. Botany An organ or a structure that secretes a substance.

[French glande, from Old French glandre, alteration of Latin glandula, diminutive of glāns, gland-, acorn.]

gland 2

 (glănd)
n.
A device, such as the outer sleeve of a stuffing box, designed to prevent a fluid from leaking past a moving machine part.

[Perhaps akin to Scots glams, jaws of a vise, pincers, probably from variant of clam.]
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gland

(ɡlænd)
n
1. (Anatomy) a cell or organ in man and other animals that synthesizes chemical substances and secretes them for the body to use or eliminate, either through a duct (exocrine gland) or directly into the bloodstream (endocrine gland). See also exocrine gland, endocrine gland
2. (Anatomy) a structure, such as a lymph node, that resembles a gland in form
3. (Botany) a cell or organ in plants that synthesizes and secretes a particular substance
[C17: from Latin glāns acorn]
ˈglandˌlike adj

gland

(ɡlænd)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a device that prevents leakage of fluid along a rotating shaft or reciprocating rod passing through a boundary between areas of high and low pressure. It often consists of a flanged metal sleeve bedding into a stuffing box
[C19: of unknown origin]
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gland1

(glænd)

n.
any organ or group of cells specialized for producing secretions, as insulin or sweat. Compare endocrine gland, exocrine gland.
[1685–95; < Latin gland-, s. of glāns acorn]
gland′less, adj.

gland2

(glænd)

n.
1. a sleeve within a stuffing box, fitted over a shaft or valve stem and tightened against compressible packing in such a way as to prevent leakage of fluid while allowing the shaft or stem to move.
[1830–40; orig. uncertain]
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gland

(glănd)
An organ in the body of an animal that produces and secretes a specific substance, such as a hormone. See also endocrine gland, exocrine gland.
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gland

1. An organ that secretes one or more substances along ducts (exocrine) or into the bloodstream (endocrine).
2. A structure that produces a secretion. See endocrine glands, exocrine glands.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gland - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstreamgland - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
green gland - one of a pair of glands (believed to have excretory functions) in some crustaceans near the base of the large antennae
sericterium, serictery, silk gland - silk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
acinus - one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland
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gland

noun
Related words
adjective adenoid

Glands

adrenal gland, endocrine gland, exocrine gland, hypothalamus, islets of Langerhans or islands of Langerhans, lacrimal gland, liver, mammary gland, mucus gland, ovary, pancreas, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, prostate, salivary gland, sebaceous gland, sweat gland, testicle, thyroid gland
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Translations
غُدَّةغُدَّه
žláza
kirtel=-kirtel
rauhanen
žlijezda
mirigy
kirtill
liaukaliaukų
dziedzeris
žľaza
körtel
ต่อม
bezesalgıbezi
tuyến

gland

[glænd] N (Anat) → glándula f
see also lymph
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gland

[ˈglænd] nglande fglandular fever [ˌglændjʊlərˈfiːvər] n (British)mononucléose f infectieuse
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gland

nDrüse f; (= lymph gland)Lymphdrüse for -knoten m
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gland

[glænd] n (Anat) → ghiandola
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gland

(glӕnd) noun
a part of the body that takes substances from the blood and stores them for use or in order that the body may get rid of them. a sweat gland; He has swollen glands in his neck.
ˈglandular (-djulə) , ((American) -dʒulər) adjective
of the glands. glandular fever.
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gland

غُدَّة žláza kirtel Drüse αδένας glándula rauhanen glande žlijezda ghiandola klier kjertel gruczoł glândula железа körtel ต่อม beze tuyến
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gland

n. glándula, órgano que segrega o secreta sustancias que realizan funciones fisiológicas específicas o que eliminan productos del organismo;
eccrine ______ ecrina;
endocrine ______ endocrina;
pituitary ______ pituitaria;
salivary______ salivares;
sudoripary______ sudorípara;
swollen ______ inflamada.
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gland

n glándula; (fam, lymph node) ganglio linfático; adrenal — glándula suprarrenal, suprarrenal f (fam); endocrine — glándula endocrina; lacrimal — glándula lagrimal; mammary — glándula mamaria; parathyroid — glándula paratiroides, paratiroides f (fam); parotid — glándula parótida, parótida (fam); pineal — glándula pineal; pituitary — glándula pituitaria, hipófisis f; prostate — glándula prostática, próstata (fam); salivary — glándula salival; sweat — glándula sudorípara; thyroid — glándula tiroides, tiroides m&f (fam)
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References in classic literature ?
"His poor mother," murmured the major, trying to get the lachrymal gland in operation, so as to moisten the corner of his eye with a false tear.
After making the greatest opposition between thought and extension, Descartes, like Plato, supposes them to be reunited for a time, not in their own nature but by a special divine act (compare Phaedrus), and he also supposes all the parts of the human body to meet in the pineal gland, that alone affording a principle of unity in the material frame of man.
A good deal more than a year ago, before anything was known of Lydgate's skill, the judgments on it had naturally been divided, depending on a sense of likelihood, situated perhaps in the pit of the stomach or in the pineal gland, and differing in its verdicts, but not the less valuable as a guide in the total deficit of evidence.
Adrenin is a substance secreted into the blood by the adrenal glands. These are among the ductless glands, the functions of which, both in physiology and in connection with the emotions, have only come to be known during recent years.
The Glandier --ancient Glandierum--was so called from the quantity of glands
Our bodies are half made up of glands and tubes and organs, occupied in turning heterogeneous food into blood.
He learned, by bitter lessons, that he must follow Collins around; and follow him he did, hating him perpetually and in his own body slowly and subtly poisoning himself by the juices of his glands that did not secrete and flow in quite their normal way because of the pressure put upon them by his hatred.
Before the carcass was admitted here, however, it had to pass a government inspector, who sat in the doorway and felt of the glands in the neck for tuberculosis.
He'd had the quinsy and swollen glands when he was young, he told me, and it had left him with a weak throat, and a hesitating, whispering fashion of speech.
This test examines the function of your thyroid gland by investigating the thyroid hormones in your blood.
In a new study, researchers from the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem), have gained new insight into how the skin, and in particular the sebaceous gland, forms during development and how it is replenished throughout life.
As the development of rodent salivary glands does not complete prenatally therefore it must undergo post-natal development to function as a fully mature adult gland.