Meaning of gland


Pronunciation: (gland), [key]
— n.
    1. a cell, group of cells, or organ producing a secretion.
    2. any of various organs or structures resembling the shape but not the function of true glands.
  1. a secreting organ or structure.


Pronunciation: (gland), [key]
— n. Mach.
  1. a sleeve within a stuffing box, fitted over a shaft or valve stem and tightened against compressible packing in such a way as to prevent leakage of fluid while allowing the shaft or stem to move; lantern ring.
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