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glands, plural;
  1. A sleeve used to produce a seal around a piston rod or other shaft


  1. any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
  2. A gland is an organ in an animal's body that synthesizes a substance for release such as hormones or breast milk, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).
  3. A gland is a general type of stuffing box, used to seal a rotating or reciprocating shaft against a fluid. The most common example is in the head of a tap (faucet) where the gland is usually packed with string which has been soaked in tallow or similar grease. ...
  4. Gland is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.
  5. (The Glands) The Glands are an indie rock band from Athens, Georgia. Their first CD "Double Thriller," was released on Bar/None Records in 1998 and their latest self titled album was re-released in August 2001.
  6. (Glands (say: glanz)) Special groups of cells that do a certain job. The pituitary gland, for example, makes hormones that affect growth.
  7. (Glands) Structures which release hormones into the body, for example the thyroid or adrenal gland. The name is also loosely and incorrectly applied to lymph nodes which are part of the body's defence system.
  8. (Glands) discharge hormones directly into the bloodstream. They have built in feedback mechanisms that maintain a proper balance of hormones, and prevent excess hormone secretion. Low concentrations of a hormone will often trigger the gland to secrete. ...
  9. (Glands) these are a group of specialized Epithelial cells that form secretions.  Secretions are the substances produced by a gland.  There are 2 types of glands (Page 37):
  10. (glands) A term used loosely to describe the functioning entity of many organs. The breast is referred to as a mammary gland. The lymph stations in the armpit are called axillary lymph glands, although they are actually lymph nodes. ...
  11. (glands) Each breast has 15 to 25 lobes, or milk glands, which contain a number of smaller lobules, which end in tiny bulbs that produce milk during lactation.
  12. Sweat glands (Eccrine, Apocrine) • Sebaceous glands
  13. A discrete organ responsible for the secretion of hormones. There are nine separate glands in the body. ...
  14. A group of cells that secrete substances. Endocrine glands secrete hormones. Exocrine glands secrete salt, enzymes, and water.
  15. A gland is a structure or organ in the body that makes a substance, such as a hormone or chemical, which is used elsewhere in the body. Some hormones include insulin, bile, growth hormone, estrogen and testosterone.
  16. A mass of cells or an organ that removes substances from the bloodstream and excretes them or secretes them back into the blood with a specific physiological purpose.
  17. An organ composed of secreting cells
  18. An organ that produces and releases one or more substances for use in the body. Some glands produce fluids that affect tissues or organs. Others glands produce hormones.
  19. The cavity into which an O-Ring is installed. Includes the groove and mating surface of the second part, which together confine the O-Ring.
  20. Hormone-producing organ.
  21. An organ which secretes or separates some peculiar product from the blood or sap of animals or plants.
  22. (gland) An organ of the body that produces materials (hormones) released into the bloodstream, such as the pituitary or pineal gland. Hormones influence metabolism and other body functions.
  23. a small organ on a leaf that gives out oils or similar substances.
  24. A small, often spheric body, on or embedded in the epidermis or at the tip of a hair, that exudes a generally sticky substance. (e.g., Psorothamnus arborescens)
  25. A part of an animals body that produces hormones or venom.