glandular

adjective
glan·​du·​lar | \ ˈglan-jə-lər How to pronounce glandular (audio) \

Definition of glandular

1a : of, relating to, or involving glands, gland cells, or their products
b : having the characteristics or function of a gland
2a : innate, inherent the almost glandular … instinct for adventure and romanceNewsweek

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Other Words from glandular

glandularly adverb

Examples of glandular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 1600s, an Armenian merchant started poking around, looking for musk, an incredibly lucrative perfume ingredient that came from glandular secretions of Tibetan musk deer. New York Times, "Climbing the Himalaya With Soldiers, Spies, Lamas and Mountaineers," 5 Jan. 2021 As entertainment, Tenet certainly works on a glandular level. Kyle Smith, National Review, "Go Back to the Movies and See Tenet, America," 1 Sep. 2020 She was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, a cancer that forms in the glandular cells of the body—most often found in the breast, pancreas, lung, prostate, and colon. Leah Groth, Health.com, "The Strange 'Velvety' Appearance of This Woman's Palms Was Actually a Sign of Lung Cancer," 14 Nov. 2019 Then, in 1992 at the age of 46, Jimmy was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma, a glandular cancer a type of glandular that spread to the bones. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Untold Story of Jimmy V's Iconic ESPY Awards Speech," 11 July 2019 The man’s doctor ordered a series of test that came back positive for Francisella tularensis, leading to a glandular tularemia diagnosis. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Man's painful bacterial infection linked to pet cat," 12 Sep. 2018 The result is a granular, glandular re-creation that's much more fun to read than the movie was to watch. Allan Fallow, chicagotribune.com, "'Caddyshack': A comic masterpiece with 18 plot holes," 1 May 2018 Men with gynecomastia suffer from a buildup of glandular tissue that nature designed to secrete substances, such as milk or hormones, through a network of ducts. Eric Pianin, Washington Post, "Why some men are asking for breast-reduction surgery," 6 Mar. 2018 Your body repairs itself during sleep, which helps keep your glandular system healthy and can improve your looks. Dahna M. Chandler, Woman's Day, "How to Lose Weight in Your Face," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of glandular

circa 1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of glandular was circa 1740

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“Glandular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glandular. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for glandular

glandular

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of glandular

: of or relating to glands

glandular

adjective
glan·​du·​lar | \ ˈglan-jə-lər How to pronounce glandular (audio) \

Kids Definition of glandular

: of or relating to glands glandular secretions

glandular

adjective
glan·​du·​lar | \ ˈglan-jə-lər How to pronounce glandular (audio) \

Medical Definition of glandular

1 : of, relating to, or involving glands, gland cells, or their products
2 : having the characteristics or function of a gland glandular tissue

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