oil gland n.
A gland, such as a sebaceous gland, that secretes an oily substance.
[oil-hahr-dn] /ˈɔɪlˌhɑr dn/ verb (used with object), Metallurgy. 1. to quench (steel) in a bath of oil.
- Oil-immersion objective
[oil-i-mur-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˈɔɪl ɪˌmɜr ʒən, -ʃən/ noun, Optics. 1. .
[oi-lee] /ˈɔɪ li/ adjective, oilier, oiliest. 1. smeared or covered with ; greasy: an oily road surface. 2. of the nature of, consisting of, or resembling . 3. of or relating to . 4. full of or containing . 5. smooth or unctuous, as in manner or speech: an oily hypocrite. adverb 6. in an […]
[oil] /ɔɪl/ noun 1. any of a large class of substances typically unctuous, viscous, combustible, liquid at ordinary temperatures, and soluble in ether or alcohol but not in water: used for anointing, perfuming, lubricating, illuminating, heating, etc. 2. a substance of this or similar consistency. 3. refined or crude petroleum. 4. Painting. 5. Informal. unctuous […]