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Definition of Gland
glandPituitary Pi*tu"i*ta*ry, a. [L. pituita phlegm, pituite: cf.
F. pituitarie.] (Anat.)
(a) Secreting mucus or phlegm; as, the pituitary membrane, or
the mucous membrane which lines the nasal cavities.
(b) Of or pertaining to the pituitary body; as, the pituitary
Pituitary body or gland (Anat.), a glandlike body of
unknown function, situated in the pituitary fossa, and
connected with the infundibulum of the brain; the
Pituitary fossa (Anat.), the ephippium. GlandGland Gland, n. [F. glande, L. glans, glandis, acorn; akin to
Gr. ? for ?, and ? to cast, throw, the acorn being the
dropped fruit. Cf. Parable, n.]
(a) An organ for secreting something to be used in, or
eliminated from, the body; as, the sebaceous glands of
the skin; the salivary glands of the mouth.
(b) An organ or part which resembles a secreting, or true,
gland, as the ductless, lymphatic, pineal, and
pituitary glands, the functions of which are very
Note: The true secreting glands are, in principle, narrow
pouches of the mucous membranes, or of the integument,
lined with a continuation of the epithelium, or of the
epidermis, the cells of which produce the secretion
from the blood. In the larger glands, the pouches are
tubular, greatly elongated, and coiled, as in the sweat
glands, or subdivided and branched, making compound and
racemose glands, such as the pancreas.
(a) A special organ of plants, usually minute and
globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous,
gummy, or aromatic product.
(b) Any very small prominence.
3. (Steam Mach.) The movable part of a stuffing box by which
the packing is compressed; -- sometimes called a follower.
See Illust. of Stuffing box, under Stuffing.
4. (Mach.) The crosspiece of a bayonet clutch.
Meaning of Gland from wikipedia
- homeostasis. The pineal gland
, thymus gland
, pituitary gland
, thyroid gland
, and the two adrenal glands
are all endocrine glands
. Exocrine glands secrete
- The pineal gland
, conarium, or epiphysis
cerebri, is a small endocrine gland
in the brain
of most vertebrates. The pineal gland produces
melatonin, a serotonin-derived...
- The parotid gland
is a major salivary gland
in many animals. In humans, the two parotid glands
side of the mouth
and in front
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anatomy, the pituitary gland
, or hypophysis, is an endocrine gland
the size of a pea and weighing
- A sebaceous gland
is a microscopic exocrine gland
in the skin that opens
into a hair follicle
an oily or waxy matter, called
- Exocrine glands
that secrete substances
onto an epithelial surface
by way of a duct. Examples
of exocrine glands include
sweat, salivary, mammary...
- The adrenal glands
as suprarenal glands
) are endocrine glands
of hormones including adrenaline
and the steroids
anatomy, Skene's glands
or the Skene glands
(/skiːn/ SKEEN, also known
as the lesser vestibular glands
, paraurethral glands
or female homologue
- The Bartholin's glands
(also called Bartholin glands
or greater vestibular glands
) are two pea sized compound alveolar glands located slightly
- Sweat glands
, also known
or sudoriparous glands
, from Latin
'sweat', are small tubular structures
of the skin that produce...
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