Definition of gland noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

gland

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɡlænd//
 
 
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an organ in a person's or an animal's body that produces a substance for the body to use. There are many different glands in the body a snake's poison glands Her glands are swollen. see also pituitary
NAmE//ˈɡlændʒələr//
 
adjective [usually before noun] glandular tissue
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