Gland - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡlænd|  American pronunciation of the word gland
Brit.  |ɡland|  British pronunciation of the word gland


- any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream (syn: secreter, secretor)


the implantation of radioactive pellets in the prostate gland

this gland manufactures a specific substance only

the release of iodine from the thyroid gland

Word forms

singular: gland
plural: glands
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