gland vs secreter what difference

what is difference between gland and secreter

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ɡlænd/
  • Rhymes: -ænd

Etymology 1

Late 17th century borrowing from French glande, alteration of Old French glandre, from Latin glandulae (throat glands, tonsils), plural of glandula (a little acorn), from glāns (an acorn) +‎ -ula (diminutive nominal suffix).

Noun

gland (plural glands)

  1. (zoology) A specialized cell, group of cells, or organ of endothelial origin in the human or animal body that synthesizes a chemical substance, such as hormones or breast milk, and releases it, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).
    Meronyms: endocrine gland, exocrine gland
    Hyponyms: see Thesaurus:gland
    1. (anatomy) A structure resembling a gland, especially a lymph node.
      Hyponyms: lymph gland, Virchow’s gland
  2. (botany) A secretory structure on the surface of an organ.
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Related terms

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See also

  • organ

Etymology 2

Early 19th century, probably from Scots glam (vice, clamp). Related to clamp.

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Noun

gland (plural glands)

  1. (mechanics) A compressable cylindrical case and its contents around a shaft where it passes through a barrier, intended to prevent the passage of a fluid past the barrier, such as:
    1. A gland used around a ship’s propeller shaft.
    2. A gland used around a tap, valve or faucet.
Hyponyms
  • cable gland
Translations

References

  • “gland”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • “gland”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

French

Etymology

From Old French glant, from Latin glāndem, accusative singular of glāns, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelh₂- (acorn).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡlɑ̃/

Noun

gland m (plural glands)

  1. acorn
  2. (anatomy) glans
    • 1785, Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, Les 120 journées de Sodome, ou l’École du libertinage
      Brise-cul, vingt-huit ans, l’air d’un satyre, son vit est tortu; la tête ou le gland en est énorme: il a huit pouces trois lignes de tour, et le corps du vit huit pouces sur seize de long; ce vit majestueux est absolument cambré.
  3. tassel
  4. (vulgar, slang) (of a person) prick, wanker, bell end

Derived terms

  • glander

Related terms

  • glande

Further reading

  • “gland” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Alternative forms

  • glant

Etymology

From Latin glāndem, accusative of glāns.

Noun

gland m (plural glands)

  1. acorn

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French gland, from Latin glans, glandis. Doublet of the inherited ghindă.

Noun

gland n (plural glanduri)

  1. (anatomy) glans penis

Declension



English

Noun

secreter (plural secreters)

  1. Alternative spelling of secretor

Anagrams

  • erecters, re-erects, reerects, reresect

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