Definition of Glands. Meaning of Glands. Synonyms of Glands
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Definition of Glands
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 Glands from wikipedia
- homeostasis. The pineal gland
, thymus gland
, pituitary gland
, thyroid gland
, and the two adrenal glands
are all endocrine glands
. Exocrine glands secrete
- salivary glands
are exocrine glands
that produce saliva through
of ducts. Humans
have three paired major salivary glands
or the Skene glands
(/skiːn/ SKEEN; also known
as the lesser vestibular glands
, paraurethral glands
, or homologous female
prostate) are glands
- of The Glands
, died in March
with an illness. Double
Thriller, Self-released (1996) / Bar/None Records
(1998) The Glands
(from Middle English glaundres
or Old French
glandres, both meaning glands
; Latin: malleus, German: Rotz; also known
as "equinia", "farcy", and...
- Parathyroid glands
are small endocrine glands
in the neck of humans
and other tetrapods
that produce parathyroid
hormone. Humans usually
have four parathyroid...
- Sebaceous glands
are microscopic exocrine glands
in the skin that secrete
an oily or waxy matter, called
sebum, to lubricate
the skin and...
- gastric glands
in different regions
of the stomach. These
are the fundic glands
, the cardiac glands
, and the pyloric glands
. The glands
of the endocrine system
that secrete their
products, hormones, directly
into the blood rather
a duct. The major glands
- The Bartholin's glands
(also called Bartholin glands
or greater vestibular glands
) are two pea sized compound racemose glands located slightly
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