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gland

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

A cell or organ specialized to secrete a substance either through a duct or into the bloodstream. See endocrine gland, exocrine gland. [From Latin glans an acorn]

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gland

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

A cell or organ specialized to secrete a substance either through a duct or into the bloodstream. See endocrine gland, exocrine gland. [From Latin glans an acorn]

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glander

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 23 words.

†glandular swelling XV; (pl.) disease of horses XVI. — OF. glandre :- L. glandulæ pl. throat glands, swollen

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gland

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 60 words.

General term for an organ that is specialized for secretion. Although the geometry is usually complex, glands are basically epithelial

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gland

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 22 words.

an organ that synthesizes specific chemical compounds (secretions) that are passed to the outside of the gland. See endocrine system

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gland

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 22 words.

an organ that synthesizes specific chemical compounds (secretions) that are passed to the outside of the gland. See endocrine system

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Glander

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 45 words.

German:

1. nickname from Middle High German glander ‘shine’, ‘radiance’.

2. habitational name for someone from Glann, near Salzburg, named

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gland

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 208 words.

and, band, bland, brand, expand, firsthand, gland, grand, hand, land, manned, misunderstand, offhand, rand, righthand, Samarkand, sand, stand,

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gland

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 207 words.

and, band, bland, brand, expand, firsthand, gland, grand, hand, land, manned, misunderstand, offhand, rand, righthand, Samarkand, sand, stand,

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gland

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 215 words.

A group of cells with a communal secretory function. Exocrine glands incorporate a duct, or a system of ducts like

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gland

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 57 words.

Cell or tissue that manufactures and secretes special substances. There are two basic types. Exocrine glands make such substances as

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Glanders

Sharon J. Peacock and David A. B. Dance.

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology. 4967 words.

Glanders is a serious zoonotic disease that primarily affects equids (horses, mules and donkeys). A disease eradication programme based on case detection and destruction of infected...

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ductless gland

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 5 words.

An *endocrine gland.

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bulbourethral glands

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

(preferred to Cowper's glands)

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glanders <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

ˈɡlandǝɹz

sp glanders1

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salivary gland

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

A gland that produces saliva. There are three pairs of salivary glands: the parotid glands, sublingual glands, and submandibular glands (see illustration).

Salivary glands

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sudoriferous gland

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 12 words.

An epidermal gland that produces sweat. See also sweat gland.

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endocrine gland

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 9 words.

A gland that produces hormones.

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salivary gland

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 49 words.

a gland that produces *saliva. There are three pairs of salivary glands: the *parotid glands, *sublingual glands...

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submandibular gland

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 34 words.

(submaxillary gland) one of a pair of *salivary glands situated below the parotid glands. Their ducts (

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salivary gland

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 45 words.

a gland that produces *saliva. There are three pairs of salivary glands: the *parotid glands, *

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