glandular

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

Definition of glandular

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

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First Known Use of glandular

circa 1740


GLANDULAR Defined for English Language Learners

glandular

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Definition of glandular for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to glands


GLANDULAR Defined for Kids

glandular

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

Definition of glandular for Students

:of or relating to glands
  • glandular secretions

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glandular

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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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