Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a gland or its secretion.
  • adjective Functioning as a gland.
  • adjective Having glands.
  • adjective Resulting from the abnormal function of glands or a gland.
  • adjective Innate; visceral.
  • adjective Carnal; sensual.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to a gland or glands.

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

  • adjective relating to or affecting or functioning as a gland

Etymologies

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

[French glandulaire, from glandule, small gland, from Latin glandula; see gland.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

18th century. Latin glandula ("little acorn")

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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  • 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.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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

    Pagan Passions

  • 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.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • 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.

    Mind Hacks: Addicted to food?

  • 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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