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Definition of Gland

Gland

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A special organ of plants, usually minute and globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous, gummy, or aromatic product.
  4. Any very small prominence.
  5. The movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed; -- sometimes called a follower. See Illust. of Stuffing box, under Stuffing.
  6. The crosspiece of a bayonet clutch.

Gland Quotations

If you were to open up a baby's head - and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should - you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland.
Dave Barry

'Early stages' is when the cancer is completely contained within the prostate. If it is detected when the cancer is entirely in the gland, the chance for full recovery is at its highest.
Len Dawson

I was diagnosed with Graves' disease, an illness of the thyroid gland. Instead of surgery, I was given radiation treatment.
Gail Devers

New York, the nation's thyroid gland.
Christopher Morley

I love fat people. Every fat person says it's not their fault, that they have gland trouble. You know which gland? The saliva gland.
Jesse Ventura
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Gland Translations

gland in French is glande
gland in Hungarian is mirigy, torokmandula
gland in Norwegian is kjertel
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