Definitions of glands

  1. Single cells or masses of cells specialized for the elaboration of secretions either for use in the body or for excretion.

Usage examples for glands

  1. That would make it out as the gland of glands. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  2. A number of fruits, and even the upper fruit- bearing branches, have sticky glands with which to catch on to any passing object. – Seed Dispersal by William J. Beal
  3. Toxemia is often pushed out the sweat glands and is recognized as an unpleasant body odor. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  4. Just as the digestive glands in the neighborhood of the mouth become more active when we are conscious that desirable food is at hand, so do the glands in the stomach. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  5. Sex glands are apparently hidden in that long fur behind where their chins ought to be. – Missing Link by Frank Patrick Herbert
  6. Next, enlargement of the mesenteric glands and disorder of their functions take place from many causes other than consumption. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  7. A boy with swelled glands had them painted. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  8. In many cases the swelling of the glands, when submitted to proper treatment, disappears in a comparatively short time. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  9. When, however, the nerves fail to send their messages to the glands or the glands fail to respond, we have a diseased condition and we take medicine to assist in recovery. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  10. When we have searched and found that the lymphatics are almost the sole requisite of the body we then must admit that their use is equal to the abundant and universal supply of such glands. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  11. The most precious bit of knowledge we possess today about Man is that he is the creature of his glands of internal secretion. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  12. An exception must, however, be made of conditions due to insufficient secretion of certain glands. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  13. Whereas if the glands were entirely removed, these male traits, peculiar to the rooster, were completely lost. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  14. The control of the glands of internal secretion waits upon our knowledge of them, the nature and precise composition of the substances manufactured by them, and just what they do to the cells. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  15. How many " swimming glands"- solid, organized, regularly formed, rounded disks taking an active part in all your vital processes, part and parcel, each one of them, of your corporeal being- do you suppose are whirled along, like pebbles in a stream, with the blood which warms your frame and colors your cheeks? – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  16. These glands somewhat resemble a bunch of grapes with a tube for a stalk. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  17. Exercise, hot drinks, warm weather, and heavy clothing promote the activity of the sweat glands. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  18. In the middle portion were discovered some of Peyer's glands, small round pustules, whitish at the top, with a reddish circumference. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  19. Hyperemia is produced, and this leads to over- action of the glands of the large intestine. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  20. Half- way round the brim of the cavity there are an immense number of honey glands, which the influence of the sun brings into active operation. – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various