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glandnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡlænd/
an ​organ of the ​body or of a ​plant that secretes (= ​produces)liquidchemicals that have ​variouspurposes: The glands in my ​neck are a little ​bitswollen.
(Definition of gland from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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glandnoun [C]

 us   /ɡlænd/
an ​organ of the ​body that ​produceschemicals that ​influenceactivities such as ​growth, and that has an ​importanteffect on ​health: sweat glands
glandular
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈɡlæn·dʒə·lər/
glandular secretions
(Definition of gland from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gland”
in Spanish glándula…
in Vietnamese tuyến…
in Malaysian kelenjar…
in Thai ต่อม…
in French glande…
in German die Drüse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腺…
in Turkish salgı bezi, salgı üreten organ…
in Russian железа, лимфатический узел…
in Indonesian kelenjar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腺…
in Polish gruczoł…
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