Meaning of GLAND in English


gland /ɡlænd/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

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

an organ of the body which produces a substance that the body needs, such as ↑ hormone s , ↑ sweat , or ↑ saliva :

the pituitary gland

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.