Associations to the word «Gland»
GLAND, noun. (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).
GLAND, noun. (botany) A secretory structure on the surface of an organ.
GLAND, noun. (mechanical) a compressable cylindrical case and its contents around a shaft where it passes through a barrier, intended to prevent the passage of a fluid past the barrier. Examples:
GLAND, noun. Any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream.
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