Hay 2 definiciones de gland en inglés:

gland1

Saltos de línea: gland
Pronunciación: /gland
 
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  • 1An organ in the human or animal body which secretes particular chemical substances for use in the body or for discharge into the surroundings.
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    • It releases stimulating hormones that signal the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, ovaries and testes, directing them to produce their respective hormones.
    • A CT scan, however, reveals these bones and organs as well as your pancreas, adrenal glands, ureters and blood vessels - all with a higher degree of precision.
    • Hypoplasia of other organs, such as the adrenal glands, kidney, pituitary gland, and thymus, may also be attributed to tetraploidy.
  • 1.1A structure resembling a gland, especially a lymph node: symptoms include swollen glands
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    • Mumps is caused by a virus and symptoms include swollen glands, pain when chewing and fever.
    • Other symptoms might include swollen glands, fever, recurring sore throat, memory impairment and/or sleep problems.
    • ‘My father had experienced flu-like symptoms and swollen glands for a while before diagnosis,’ Rob recalled.
  • 1.2 Botany A secreting cell or group of cells on or within a plant structure.
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    • The latter often produce copious secretions to the plant surface, outside the cuticle, or stored within glands.
    • The report states that nectar glands occur only within the genus Eriocaulon.
    • The family is characterized by various kinds of sclereids, hypophyllous glands and specific nectary bracts.

Origen

late 17th century: from French glande, alteration of Old French glandre, from Latin glandulae 'throat glands'.

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Palabra del día skosh
Pronunciación: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

Hay 2 definiciones de gland en inglés:

gland2

Saltos de línea: gland
Pronunciación: /gland
 
/

sustantivo

  • A sleeve used to produce a seal round a piston rod or other shaft.
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    • Engine access, for such routine maintenance as changing the oil filter or adjusting the packing gland on the shaft, is poor.
    • The major disadvantage is that the packing gland is beneath the engine and transmission, making service and alignment more difficult.

Origen

early 19th century: probably a variant of Scots glam 'a vice or clamp'; related to clamp1.

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