I. noun Etymology: French glande, from Old French, glandular swelling on the neck, gland, ultimately from Latin gland-, glans acorn; akin to Greek balanos acorn Date: 1692 1. a. a specialized cell, group of cells, or organ of endothelial origin that selectively removes materials from the blood, concentrates or alters them, and secretes them for further use in the body or for elimination from the body — compare endocrine gland, exocrine gland b. any of various animal structures suggestive of glands though not secretory in function 2. any of various secreting organs (as a nectary) of plants • glandless adjective II. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1839 1. a device for preventing leakage of fluid past a joint in machinery 2. the movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed

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  • gland — gland …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • gland — [ glɑ̃ ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. glans, glandis 1 ♦ Fruit du chêne, akène contenant une graine farineuse, enveloppé à sa base dans une cupule. Sangliers qui se nourrissent de glands. 2 ♦ (1538) Anat. Renflement antérieur de la verge. ⇒vulg. nœud.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gland — GLAND, glanduri, s.n. (anat.) Porţiunea terminală a penisului. – Din fr. gland. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  GLAND s.n. Porţiunea terminală a penisului. [< fr. gland]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 02.07.2006. Sursa: DN  GLAND s …   Dicționar Român

  • gland — GLAND. s. m. Fruit de chesne & de quelques autres arbres semblables. Il y aura bien du gland cette année. on engraisse les cochons de gland. les Poëtes disent que les premiers hommes vivoient de gland. On appelle fig. Gland, Certain ouvrage de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • gland — Gland, Glans, glandis. Gland de chesne, Roburneae fruges. Chesne qui porte gland, Quercus glandifera. Une forest où il croist du gland, Glandaria sylua. Toute sorte de gland, Balanus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • gland — gland1 [gland] n. [Fr glande < OFr glandre < L glandula, tonsil, dim. of glans (gen. glandis), acorn (< IE base * gwel , oak, acorn > Gr balanos)] 1. any organ or specialized group of cells that produces secretions, as insulin or bile …   English World dictionary

  • Gland — 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.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) (a) An organ for secreting something to be used in, or eliminated from, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gland — [glænd] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: glande, from Latin glans acorn ] an organ of the body which produces a substance that the body needs, such as ↑hormones, ↑sweat, or ↑saliva ▪ the pituitary gland …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gland — [ glænd ] noun count a part of your body that produces a chemical substance that your body needs: the thyroid gland …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gland — 1690s, from Fr. glande (O.Fr. glandre, 13c.), from L. glandula gland of the throat, tonsil, dim. of glans (gen. glandis) acorn, nut; acorn shaped ball, from PIE root *gwele acorn (Cf. Gk. balanos, Armenian kalin, O.C.S. zelodi acorn; Lith …   Etymology dictionary

  • gland — gland. См. железа. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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