gland

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin glāns, gland- (acorn).

Noun[edit]

gland (plural glands)

  1. (zoology) An organ that synthesizes a substance, such as hormones or breast milk, and releases it, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).
  2. (botany) A secretory structure on the surface of an organ.
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Etymology 2[edit]

19th century. Etymology unknown.

Noun[edit]

gland (plural glands)

  1. (mechanical) a compressable cylindrical case and its contents around a shaft where it passes through a barrier, intended to prevent the passage of a fluid past the barrier. Examples:
    a. used around a ship’s propeller shaft.
    b. used around a tap, valve or faucet.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin glāns, glānd-.

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Noun[edit]

gland m (plural glands)

  1. acorn
  2. (anatomy) glans
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l'École du libertinage
      Brise-cul, vingt-huit ans, l'air d un satyre, son vit est tortu; la tête ou le gland en est énorme: il a huit pouces trois lignes de tour, et le corps du vit huit pouces sur seize de long; ce vit majestueux est absolument cambré.
  3. tassel
  4. (vulgar, slang) (of a person) prick, wanker

Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin glāns, glāndem.

Noun[edit]

gland m (plural glands)

  1. acorn

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French gland.

Noun[edit]

gland n

  1. glans penis