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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gland, secretory organ, secretor, secreternoun

    any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

    Synonyms:
    secretory organ, secreter, secretor

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "gland":

    glandular, acorn, dickhead, gall

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How to use gland in a sentence?

  1. Riccardo Ricciardi Jr.:

    The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra, and as men get older, the gland gets enlarged, and it squeezes on that tube so it restricts the flow of urine out of the bladder.

  2. Wouter Vogel:

    For most patients, it should technically be possible to avoid delivering radiation to this newly discovered location of the salivary gland system in the same way we try to spare known glands, our next step is to find out how we can best spare these new glands and in which patients. If we can do this, patients may experience less side effects which will benefit their overall quality of life after treatment.

  3. Douglas Adams, Ford Prefect in "Life, the Universe, and Everything":

    My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefor excused from saving Universes.

  4. Douglas Noel Adams:

    My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.

  5. Holly Phillips:

    This checklist of 10 reasons your internal thermostat is out of whack can help you get a handle on why you're chronically freezing your butt off. You're too thin Low body weight — defined as a BMI hovering around 18.5 or under — can chill you out for a couple of reasons. First, when you're underweight, you lack an adequate level of body fat to insulate you from cold temperatures, explained Maggie Moon, RD, a Los Angeles – based nutritionist. The other thing is, to maintain that low BMI, you have to reduce your food intake so you likely aren't eating very much at all. Skimping on calories puts the brakes on your metabolism, so you don't create enough body heat. Consider putting on a few pounds by loading up on whole, healthy foods that contain lots of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates. RELATED : Subtle Signs of Eating Disorders Your Thyroid is out of whack Add cold intolerance to the long list of health issues you can blame on the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. Always being cold is a telltale sign of hypothyroidism, which means Your Thyroid doesn't secrete enough thyroid hormone.

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