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“… the pineal gland is part of the physical …”

meanings of gland


  1. A secretory structure on the surface of an organ.
  2. An organ that synthesizes a substance, such as hormones or breast milk, and releases it, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).
  3. A gland used around a tap, valve or faucet.
  4. A gland used around a ship's propeller shaft.
  5. (mechanical) A compressable cylindrical case and its contents around a shaft where it passes through a barrier, intended to prevent the passage of a fluid past the barrier, such as:.

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