What does the word gland mean?

Usage examples for gland

  1. We got to our feet much impressed; and now absolutely convinced that there did exist, somewhere, descendants of prehistoric men in whom the third eye- placed in the back of the head for purposes of defensive observation- had not become obsolete and reduced to the traces which we know only as the pituitary body or pituitary gland. – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers
  2. The latter develop in manifold variety into skin and nerve, muscle and blood, gut and gland; they differentiate, and may lose almost all protoplasmic likeness to the mother ovum. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  3. The treatment suitable for a severe common cold, together with the constant application of a warm poultice to the swollen gland, is all that is usually required, though the doctor's help is often needed to relieve the suffering which for the first day or two in many instances attends the ailment. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.

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