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glans

[ glanz ]
/ glænz /
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noun, plural glan·des [glan-deez]. /ˈglæn diz/. Anatomy.
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Origin of glans

First recorded in 1640–50; from Latin glāns literally, “acorn, beechmast”; akin to Greek bálanos
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British Dictionary definitions for glans

glans
/ (ɡlænz) /

noun plural glandes (ˈɡlændiːz)
anatomy any small rounded body or glandlike mass, such as the head of the penis (glans penis)

Word Origin for glans

C17: from Latin: acorn; see gland 1
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