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glandular

[glan-juh-ler] /ˈglæn dʒə lər/
adjective
1.
consisting of, containing, or bearing glands.
2.
of, relating to, or resembling a gland:
a glandular disorder.
3.
visceral; instinctive.
Origin of glandular
1730-1740
1730-40; English (obsolete) glandule gland (< Latin glandula; see gland1, -ule) + -ar1
Related forms
glandularly, adverb
interglandular, adjective
nonglandular, adjective
unglandular, adjective
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Examples from the Web for glandular
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  • Flowers large, to 2/3 in., many in a corymb, on glandular peduncles.

  • The glandular forms by far the largest portion of the udder.

    Cattle and Their Diseases Robert Jennings
  • A disease consisting of any glandular enlargement in any part of the body.

  • It is probable that the secretion from the glandular zone of the ciliary body is increased.

    Glaucoma Various
  • How long have the glandular swellings been present, Professor?

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • There may be hemorrhages in the glandular tissue or under the peritoneum.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • They may be serrate or crenate, doubly or singly divided, glandular or glandless.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • They are rough on the surface, and covered with glandular hairs or stings.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • When living, its surface is plain but glandular, becoming corrugated when preserved.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • If they remained, they could not pass through the glandular cells.

    The Action of Medicines in the System Frederick William Headland
British Dictionary definitions for glandular

glandular

/ˈɡlændjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, containing, functioning as, or affecting a gland: glandular tissue
Derived Forms
glandularly, glandulously, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin glandula, literally: a little acorn; see glanders
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Word Origin and History for glandular
adj.

1740, from French glandulaire, from glandule "small gland" (16c.), from Latin glandula (see gland).

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glandular in Medicine

glandular glan·du·lar (glān'jə-lər)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a gland or its secretion.

  2. Functioning as a gland.

  3. Having glands.

  4. Resulting from the abnormal function of a gland or glands.

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