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adrenal gland

noun [C] uk   us   specialized
one of a pair of glands that produce adrenalin, found just above the kidneys
Translations of “adrenal gland”
in Chinese (Traditional) 腎上腺(腎臟上方製造腎上腺素的一對腺體)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肾上腺(肾脏上方产生肾上腺素的一对腺体)…
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