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Meaning of adrenal gland

adre'nal gland"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. one of a pair of ductless glands, located above the kidneys, consisting of a cortex, which produces steroidal hormones, and a medulla, which produces epinephrine and norepinephrine. Also calledSee diag. under
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