1 a an organ in an animal body secreting substances for use in the body or for ejection. b a structure resembling this, such as a lymph gland.
2 Bot. a secreting cell or group of cells on the surface of a plant-structure.
gland, n. a sleeve used to produce a seal round a moving shaft.
19th c.: perh. var. of glam, glan a vice, rel. to CLAMP(1)
acromegaly, adrenal, breast, choriocarcinoma, cretinism, diabetes, diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, dwarfism, gasket, giantism, hyperglycemia, hyperparathyroidism, hypo-ovarianism, hypothyroidism, liver, mamma, mammary gland
, ovary, packing, padding, pancreas, panhypopituitarism, pheochromocytoma, pineal body, prostate, prostate gland
, sexual precocity, spermary, stopping, stuffing, tampon, testicle, thyroid, thyroid gland
, thyrotoxicosis, toxic goiter, wadding