Associations to the word «Gland»

Wiktionary

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:

Dictionary definition

GLAND, noun. Any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley