Definition of glandular in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡlandjʊlə/
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlan(d)ʒʊlə/


Relating to or affecting a gland or glands.
Example sentences
  • The prostate specimen showed glandular and stromal hyperplasia.
  • In hypertrophie gastritis, there is usually considerable chronic inflammation and glandular atrophy.
  • Further studies are needed to more clearly define the association between oral contraceptives and glandular lesions.


Mid 18th century: from French glandulaire, from glandule 'gland', from Latin glandulae (see gland1).

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