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From Middle High German drües, from Old High German druosi, plural of druos, which originally referred to a swelling on the body. The current singular form is based on the historical plural, making it a doublet of Druse (geode), which descends directly from the historical singular. Further origin unknown.


  • IPA(key): /ˈdʁyːzə/
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Drüse f (genitive Drüse, plural Drüsen)

  1. (anatomy) gland
  2. (archaic) swelling, boil
    • 1912, Martin Luther, Lutherbibel von 1912, 2 Kings 20:7 (with KJV translation)
      Und Jesaja sprach: Bringet her ein Pflaster von Feigen! Und da sie es brachten, legten sie es auf die Drüse; und er ward gesund.
      And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.


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