Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a gland or its secretion.
  • adj. Functioning as a gland.
  • adj. Having glands.
  • adj. Resulting from the abnormal function of glands or a gland.
  • adj. Innate; visceral: has a glandular aversion to materialistic values.
  • adj. Carnal; sensual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to a gland or glands.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing or supporting glands; consisting of glands; pertaining to glands.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling a gland; having the character or function of a gland; affecting a gland: as, glandular texture; glandular organs; a glandular disease.
  • Containing or supporting glands; consisting of a gland or glands; glanduliferous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or affecting or functioning as a gland

Etymologies

French glandulaire, from glandule, small gland, from Latin glandula; see gland1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
18th century. Latin glandulaĀ ("little acorn") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The large mint family, which includes other common herbs like thyme and basil, is characterized by glandular hairs on stems and leaves that contain aromatic oils.

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  • Forrester wasn't sure that he liked being referred to as a glandular mess.

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  • The 27-year-old will miss the first grand slam event of 2012, as he struggles to conquer mononucleosis - the virus also known as glandular fever that causes loss of appetite, fatigue and fever.

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  • The movements of their adapted fluids in the various vessels of the body are carried forwards by the actions of those vessels in consequence of two kinds of stimulus, one of which may be compared to a pleasurable sensation or desire inducing the vessel to seize, and, as it were, to swallow the particles thus selected from the blood; as is done by the mouths of the various glands, veins, and other absorbents, which may be called glandular appetency.

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  • It began as a kind of glandular fever, complicated by chest pains and exhaustion, that attacked him in May 1985.

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  • There is evidence that it can follow a viral infection, such as glandular fever.

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  • Volkow stresses that obesity seems to be a significantly more complex disorder than drug abuse because many unrelated factors, such as glandular problems, lack of exercise, or a genetic predisposition to storing fat, can lead to weight gain.

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  • I mean, what if a fat kid is fat because he's got some kind of glandular disorder?

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  • The squamous syphiloderm differs in its history, distribution, and above all, by the presence of concomitant symptoms of syphilis, such as glandular enlargement, sore throat, mucous patches, rheumatic pains, and falling out of the hair.

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  • Epstein Barr virus can lead to further conditions such as glandular fever but Reed seemed to be relieved to have discovered the cause of his struggles.

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