glandular

adjective
glan·du·lar | \ˈglan-jə-lər \

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

b : physical, sexual

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Other Words from glandular

glandularly adverb

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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 Their vibrant superpower comes from three molecules that linger in their lymph tissue, skin, and glandular secretions. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "Puffin Beaks Are Fluorescent, and They’re Not the Only Ones," 9 Apr. 2018 Traditionally, surgeons used a scalpel and fairly primitive liposuction to remove fat and glandular tissue from the breasts. Eric Pianin, Washington Post, "Why some men are asking for breast-reduction surgery," 6 Mar. 2018 Breast density Breasts are made of dense glandular tissue and fat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The type of mammogram you choose matters: 2D vs. 3D," 23 Jan. 2018 Simply put, breasts are made up of fatty, glandular, and fibrous tissue. The Cut, "Breast Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know," 12 Oct. 2017 The cause was glandular cancer, his daughter, Heather Cromartie, said. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Michael Cromartie, Who Guided Journalists on Religion, Dies at 67," 1 Sep. 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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of glandular

: of or relating to glands

glandular

adjective
glan·du·lar | \ˈglan-jə-lər \

Kids Definition of glandular

: of or relating to glands glandular secretions

glandular

adjective
glan·du·lar | \ˈglan-jə-lər \

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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