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Tuesday 7 March 2017

gland. Adj. glandular


Definition: A gland is an organ in an animal’s body that synthesizes substances (such as hormones) for release into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).


- exocrine glands
- endocrine glands


- inflammation : adenitis

- glandular tumors

  • benign : adenomas
  • malignant : adenocarcinomas

See also

- glandular epithelium