Definitions for "Gland"
An organ for secreting something to be used in, or eliminated from, the body; as, the sebaceous glands of the skin; the salivary glands of the mouth.
An organ or part which resembles a secreting, or true, gland, as the ductless, lymphatic, pineal, and pituitary glands, the functions of which are very imperfectly known.
A special organ of plants, usually minute and globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous, gummy, or aromatic product.
The movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed; -- sometimes called a follower. See Illust. of Stuffing box, under Stuffing.
Provides for washing the rear portion of the piston by a liquid passing at a rate of ~2 to 5 ml/min through a groove in the cylinder wall. The gland prevents the liquid being dispensed from accumulating at the rear of the piston, thereby greatly reducing the possibility of a seized pump.
(r) a cavity into which a seal is installed.
Keywords:  glaucous, globose
Glaucous Globose
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Pathologist Visceral
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The crosspiece of a bayonet clutch.
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Keywords:  oncologist, tumour
Oncologist Tumour
in eucalypts, small or minute oil containing structures seen near the surface of the young stems, leaves, buds and fruits; also near, or at, the top of the connective of the anther; or in the path of the branchlets
A fitting used to prevent leakage at a rotating shaft.
A device for preventing leakage of fluid past a joint in machinery, as at a bearing.
Permanent multicellular structure on leaf (or other parts) distinct from surrounding tissue and of various types (see 91.a). Parent Term: Leaf_blade_glands_etc Plural: Glands Child Terms: Gland_dots Glands_(large_types) Difficulty Level: Show examples
a structure formed to increase greatly the epithelial working surface, without occupying too much space in the body
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Any very small prominence.
a collection of tissue whose function is to
Collections of tissue that produce chemicals needed for chemical reactions elsewhere in the body.