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gland1 British & World English

An organ in the human or animal body which secretes particular chemical substances for use in the body or for discharge into the surroundings

gland2 British & World English

A sleeve used to produce a seal round a piston rod or other shaft

oil gland British & World English

A gland which secretes oil

preen gland British & World English

A gland at the base of a bird’s tail, which produces the oil used in preening

scent gland British & World English

An animal gland that secretes an odorous pheromone or defensive substance, especially one under the tail of a carnivorous mammal such as a civet or skunk

silk gland British & World English

A gland in a silkworm, spider, or other arthropod that secretes the substance which hardens as threads of silk or web

sweat gland British & World English

A small gland that secretes sweat, situated in the dermis of the skin. Such glands are found over most of the body, and have a simple coiled tubular structure

lymph gland British & World English

Less technical term for lymph node.

parotid gland British & World English

Either of a pair of large salivary glands situated just in front of each ear

peptic gland British & World English

A gland that secretes the gastric juice containing pepsin

mammary gland British & World English

The milk-producing gland of women or other female mammals

sebaceous gland British & World English

A small gland in the skin which secretes a lubricating oily matter (sebum) into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair

Cowper's gland British & World English

Either of a pair of small glands which open into the urethra at the base of the penis and secrete a constituent of seminal fluid

digestive gland British & World English

A glandular organ of digestion present in crustaceans, molluscs, and certain other invertebrates

Bartholin's gland British & World English

Either of a pair of glands lying near the entrance of the vagina, which secrete a fluid that lubricates the vulva

submaxillary gland British & World English

Another term for submandibular gland.

submandibular gland British & World English

Either of a pair of salivary glands situated below the parotid glands

pineal British & World English

A pea-sized conical mass of tissue behind the third ventricle of the brain, secreting a hormone-like substance in some mammals

pineal gland in pineal British & World English

A pea-sized conical mass of tissue behind the third ventricle of the brain, secreting a hormone-like substance in some mammals

thymus British & World English

A lymphoid organ situated in the neck of vertebrates which produces T-lymphocytes for the immune system. The human thymus becomes much smaller at the approach of puberty

thymus gland in thymus British & World English

A lymphoid organ situated in the neck of vertebrates which produces T-lymphocytes for the immune system. The human thymus becomes much smaller at the approach of puberty

thyroid British & World English

A large ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism

thyroid gland in thyroid British & World English

A large ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism

prostate British & World English

A gland surrounding the neck of the bladder in male mammals and releasing a fluid component of semen

prostate gland in prostate British & World English

A gland surrounding the neck of the bladder in male mammals and releasing a fluid component of semen

pituitary British & World English

The major endocrine gland, a pea-sized body attached to the base of the brain that is important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands

pituitary gland in pituitary British & World English

The major endocrine gland, a pea-sized body attached to the base of the brain that is important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands

gland English Thesaurus

glandular

gland English-Spanish

glándula feminine

lymph gland English-Spanish

glándula

sweat gland English-Spanish

glándula

mammary gland English-Spanish

glándula feminine mamaria

pineal gland in pineal body English-Spanish

glándula feminine pineal

thyroid gland in thyroid English-Spanish

tiroides feminine, glándula

pituitary gland in pituitary English-Spanish

glándula feminine pituitaria

adrenal gland in adrenal English-Spanish

glándula feminine suprarrenal


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