- a cell, group of cells, or organ producing a secretion.
- any of various organs or structures resembling the shape but not the function of true glands.
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OTHER WORDS FROM glandglandless, adjectiveglandlike, adjective
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This gland, which emits an aromatic odour, is found in all Canidae, with possibly the exception of Lycaon pictus.
The structure of this tumor is after the type of gland tissue.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
When the stuffing-box has been filled, place the gland in position and screw up tight.Farm Engines and How to Run Them|James H. Stephenson
Really spits, too; for the insect has a gland in its head which ejects, at need, an irritating fluid.
In the event of pus forming the gland must be opened and drained.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)|Grant Hague