- 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.
Origin of gland1
OTHER WORDS FROM glandglandless, adjectiveglandlike, adjective
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How to use gland in a sentence
In one recent study, a Stanford team made 34 modifications to the yeast’s DNA to chemically assemble a molecule with widespread effects on human muscles, glands, and tissue.Molecular Farming Means the Next Vaccine Could Be Edible and Grown in a Plant|Shelly Fan|August 17, 2021|Singularity Hub
Dawson discovered that her glands were barely producing cortisol, a hormone critical to vital body functions.Long-COVID-19 Patients Are Getting Diagnosed With Little-Known Illnesses Like POTS|Cindy Loose / Kaiser Health News|May 27, 2021|Time
He and others recently showed where the saliva glands get some of the major proteins they put into human saliva.Cool Jobs: Saliva offers a spitting image of our health|Kathiann Kowalski|May 6, 2021|Science News For Students
The researchers think a large, protrusible pheromone gland with lots of surface area could be a workaround, more efficiently dispersing pheromones to be detected by the antennae of would-be suitors.
“I can easily see something like that being the precursor of the protrusible gland,” says Rodrigues.
Others who, because of a tumor in the pituitary gland, may overproduce HGH develop a different problem: gigantism.Is HGH, Allegedly Alex Rodriguez’s Drug of Choice, Really So Bad?|Kent Sepkowitz|August 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Carrey sings: "You're a big, big man with a little bitty gland, so you need something bigger with a hairpin trigger.""Hee-Haw": Jim Carrey Mocks Gun Lovers & Charlton Heston In Spoof|Anna Klassen|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
HGH is a hormone normally made in tiny amounts by the pituitary gland in all of us.Where Were the Doctors to Testify at Roger Clemens’s Perjury Trial?|Kent Sepkowitz|June 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To decimate the malformation, destroying the offending oil gland once it morphs into something with a head.
The thymus gland attains a considerable development in the embryo and shrinks away to the merest vestige in the adult.
The strong probability is that this gland belongs in the same category with other embryonic survivals yet to be pointed out.
It is nearly always accompanied by a distinct hypertrophy of the thymus gland.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
I want a ball bat to club every country jake doctor that looks me over and asks about my pituitary gland.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
The mucus secreted from gland cells in this lining makes a slippery surface so that the food may slip down easily.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter