Gland vs Glandlike - What's the difference?

gland | glandlike |


As a noun 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:.

As an adjective glandlike is

resembling a gland or some aspect of one.

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.

    glandlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a gland or some aspect of one.