Gland vs Secretor - What's the difference?

gland | secretor |


As nouns the difference between gland and secretor

is that gland is (zoology) an organ that synthesizes a 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) or gland can be (mechanical) 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 examples: while secretor is a person who or animal that secretes (emits a bodily fluid).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

gland

English

(wikipedia gland)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • (zoology) An organ that synthesizes a 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).
  • (botany) A secretory structure on the surface of an organ.
  • Hyponyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * adrenal gland * endocrine gland * exocrine gland * glanders * glandular * glandule * glandulous * mammary gland * pituitary gland * sweat gland * thyroid gland

    See also

    * organ

    Etymology 2

    19th century. Etymology unknown.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mechanical) 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. Examples:
  • a. used around a ship’s propeller shaft.
    b. used around a tap, valve or faucet.

    secretor

    English

    Alternative forms

    * secreter

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who or animal that secretes (emits a bodily fluid).
  • A person who secretes comparatively large quantities of blood-group antigens in their bodily fluids.
  • (physiology) A cell, tissue or organ such as a gland, that produces a bodily secretion.
  • Antonyms

    * (person who secretes blood-group antigens in their bodily fluids) nonsecretor

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