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Definition 1: any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for gland in the sense of this definition

(gland is a kind of ...) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

(... is a kind of gland ) one of a pair of glands (believed to have excretory functions) in some crustaceans near the base of the large antennae

(... is a kind of gland ) silk-producing gland of insects (especially of a silkworm) or spiders

(... is a kind of gland ) a gland that secretes externally through a duct

(... is a kind of gland ) any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream

(gland is a part of ...) one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland

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