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gland
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 6
2. An organ or part which resembles a secreting, or true, gland, as the ductless, lymphatic, pineal, and pituitary glands, the functions of which are very imperfectly known.
3. A special organ of plants, usually minute and globular, which often secretes some kind of resinous, gummy, or aromatic product.
4. Any very small prominence.
5. The crosspiece of a bayonet clutch.
6. The movable part of a stuffing box by which the packing is compressed; - sometimes called a follower. See Illust. of Stuffing box, under Stuffing.
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