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Topic: HUMAN

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: glande, from Latin glans 'acorn'

gland

noun
     
gland [countable]
HB an organ of the body which produces a substance that the body needs, such as hormones, sweat, or saliva:
the pituitary gland
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