glandular

[glan-juh-ler]

Origin of glandular

1730–40; English (obsolete) glandule gland (< Latin glandula; see gland1, -ule) + -ar1
Related formsglan·du·lar·ly, adverbin·ter·glan·du·lar, adjectivenon·glan·du·lar, adjectiveun·glan·du·lar, adjective
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glandular

glandulous (ˈɡlændjʊləs)

adjective
  1. of, relating to, containing, functioning as, or affecting a glandglandular tissue
Derived Formsglandularly or glandulously, adverb

Word Origin for glandular

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

[glănjə-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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