Definitions for glandglænd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any organ or group of cells specialized for producing secretions, as insulin or sweat.
Ref: Compare endocrine gland, exocrine gland.
Origin of gland:
1685–95; < L gland-, s. of glāns acorn
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.
Ref: stuffing box.
Origin of gland:
1830–40; orig. uncert.
gland, secretory organ, secretor, secreter(noun)
any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
an organ for secreting something to be used in, or eliminated from, the body; as, the sebaceous glands of the skin; the salivary glands of the mouth
an organ or part which resembles a secreting, or true, gland, as the ductless, lymphatic, pineal, and pituitary glands, the functions of which are very imperfectly known
a special organ of plants, usually minute and globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous, gummy, or aromatic product
any very small prominence
the movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed; -- sometimes called a follower. See Illust. of Stuffing box, under Stuffing
the crosspiece of a bayonet clutch
Translations for gland
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- glândulaPortuguese (BR)
- die DrüseGerman
- kirtel; -kirtelDanish
- गिलटी, ग्रन्थिHindi
- مرغړى، پرګىPashto
- 腺體Chinese (Trad.)
- 腺Chinese (Simp.)
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