Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

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

gland

noun
     
Related topics: Biology, Human
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

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary