• Gland Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) 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 imperfectly known.
  2. (n.) The movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed; -- sometimes called a follower. See Illust. of Stuffing box, under Stuffing.
  3. (n.) Any very small prominence.
  4. (n.) A special organ of plants, usually minute and globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous, gummy, or aromatic product.
  5. (n.) 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.
  6. (n.) The crosspiece of a bayonet clutch.

• Glandered Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Affected with glanders; as, a glandered horse.

• Glandiform Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Having the form of a gland or nut; resembling a gland.

• Glandulation Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The situation and structure of the secretory vessels in plants.