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n. gland

Definition of gland in English

Organ which produces and secretes various substances needed for the body's proper functioning.

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n. bulbourethral gland

Definition of bulbourethral gland in English

Gland located under the prostate, which excretes pre-ejaculate fluid to lubricate the urethra before ejaculation.

Synonyms of bulbourethral gland in English

Cowper's gland

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n. lymph gland

Definition of lymph gland in English

Nodular structure of variable size that is located throughout the body and contains lymphocytes.

Synonyms of lymph gland in English

lymph nodelymphatic ganglion

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n. mammary gland

Definition of mammary gland in English

Organ in female mammals, which produces milk to feed young offspring.

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n. parathyroid gland

Definition of parathyroid gland in English

Each of the small glands, located posterior to the thyroid, which secretes parathyroid hormone in order to regulate the organism's calcium and phosphate levels.

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n. pineal gland

Definition of pineal gland in English

Small endocrine gland, centrally located in the vertebrate brain, whose primary function is the production of melatonin in order to regulate sleep patterns.

Synonyms of pineal gland in English

pineal bodyconariumepiphysis cerebrithird eye

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n. pituitary gland

Definition of pituitary gland in English

Gland located at the base of the vertebrate brain, whose main function is to maintain homeostasis through the endogenous secretion of hormones.

Synonyms of pituitary gland in English

hypophysis

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n. suprarenal gland

Definition of suprarenal gland in English

Endocrine gland located above the kidney, which secretes various hormones, particularly those that moderate the organism's stress response.

Synonyms of suprarenal gland in English

adrenal gland

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n. thyroid gland

Definition of thyroid gland in English

Lobed endocrine gland, located in the inferior, central part of the neck, which produces various hormones that influence the organism´s metabolism and growth.

Synonyms of thyroid gland in English

thyroid

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n. vesicular gland

Definition of vesicular gland in English

Exocrine gland connected to the prostate that produces the major components of seminal fluid.

Synonyms of vesicular gland in English

seminal glandseminal vesicle