from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the minute sebaceous glands of the root of a hair, whose secretion serves to keep it glossy. See cut under hair.
  • n. In botany, a viscid, secreting, or odoriferous gland at the tip of a hair. In Droseraceæ, for example, the hair-glands are viscid or watery, whence the name sun-dew, from their resemblance to drops of dew.


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