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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

gland English Thesaurus

glandular

oil gland British & World English

A gland which secretes oil

lymph gland British & World English

Less technical term for lymph node.

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

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

mammary gland British & World English

The milk-producing gland of women or other female mammals

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

digestive gland British & World English

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

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

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

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

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


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