Botany. a secreting organ or structure.
a sleeve within a , fitted over a shaft or valve stem and tightened against compressible packing in such a way as to prevent leakage of fluid while allowing the shaft or stem to move; lantern ring.
a cell or organ in man and other animals that synthesizes chemical substances and secretes them for the body to use or eliminate, either through a duct (exocrine gland) or directly into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) See also exocrine gland, endocrine gland
a structure, such as a lymph node, that resembles a gland in form
a cell or organ in plants that synthesizes and secretes a particular substance
a device that prevents leakage of fluid along a rotating shaft or reciprocating rod passing through a boundary between areas of high and low pressure. It often consists of a flanged metal sleeve bedding into a stuffing box
1690s, from French glande (Old French glandre, 13c.), from Latin glandula “gland of the throat, tonsil,” diminutive of glans (genitive glandis) “acorn, nut; acorn-shaped ball,” from PIE root *gwele- “acorn” (cf. Greek balanos, Armenian kalin, Old Church Slavonic zelodi “acorn;” Lithuanian gile “oak”). Earlier English form was glandula (c.1400).
An organ or group of specialized cells in the body that produces and secretes a specific substance, such as a hormone. See also endocrine gland, exocrine gland.
[glan-derd] /ˈglæn dərd/ adjective, Veterinary Pathology. 1. affected with .
[glan-derz] /ˈglæn dərz/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology. 1. a contagious disease chiefly of horses and mules but communicable to humans, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas mallei and characterized by swellings beneath the jaw and a profuse mucous discharge from the nostrils. /ˈɡlændəz/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) a highly infectious bacterial […]
glandilemma glan·di·lem·ma (glān’də-lěm’ə) n. The capsule of a gland.
- Gland of auditory tube
gland of auditory tube n. Any of the mucus-secreting glands situated near the pharyngeal end of the eustachian tube.