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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

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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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 sheets arranged either as an acinus with a duct or as...

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gland

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 150 words.

A group of cells or a single cell in animals or plants that is specialized to secrete a specific substance. In animals there are two types of glands, both of which synthesize their...

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gland

Edited by Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

April 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 150 words.

A group of cells or a single cell in animals or plants that is specialized to secrete a specific substance. In animals there are two types of glands, both of which synthesize their...

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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. 6 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 n

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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