Origin of glandular
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Flowers large, to 2/3 in., many in a corymb, on glandular peduncles.Trees of the Northern United States
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The glandular forms by far the largest portion of the udder.Cattle and Their Diseases
A disease consisting of any glandular enlargement in any part of the body.The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
It is probable that the secretion from the glandular zone of the ciliary body is increased.Glaucoma
How long have the glandular swellings been present, Professor?Hilda Wade
- of, relating to, containing, functioning as, or affecting a glandglandular tissue
C18: from Latin glandula, literally: a little acorn; see glanders
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Word Origin and History for glandular
1740, from French glandulaire, from glandule "small gland" (16c.), from Latin glandula (see gland).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a gland or its secretion.
- Functioning as a gland.
- Having glands.
- Resulting from the abnormal function of a gland or glands.
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