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definition of the word gland

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Gland

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17th century. Latin (via French) glandula “tonsil” < glans “acorn”.

Singular
gland

Plural
glands

gland (plural glands)

  1. (zoology) An organ that synthesizes a substance, such as hormones or breast milk, and releases it, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).
  2. (botany) A secretory structure on the surface of an organ.


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