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glandular

[ glan-juh-ler ]
/ ˈglæn dʒə lər /
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adjective
consisting of, containing, or bearing glands.
of, relating to, or resembling a gland: a glandular disorder.
visceral; instinctive.
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Origin of glandular

1730–40; English (obsolete) glandule gland (<Latin glandula; see gland1, -ule) + -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM glandular

glan·du·lar·ly, adverbin·ter·glan·du·lar, adjectivenon·glan·du·lar, adjectiveun·glan·du·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glandular

glandular

glandulous (ˈɡlændjʊləs)

/ (ˈɡlændjʊlə) /

adjective
of, relating to, containing, functioning as, or affecting a glandglandular tissue

Derived forms of glandular

glandularly or glandulously, adverb

Word Origin for glandular

C18: from Latin glandula, literally: a little acorn; see glanders
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Medical definitions for glandular

glandular
[ glănjə-lər ]

adj.
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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