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

Other Words from glandular

glandularly adverb

Examples of glandular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After Powell's hour and 15-minute procedure, in which the surgeon performed liposuction and removed glandular tissue from the area, the reality TV personality gave fans all the details of his small operation via his Instagram Story. Olivia Jakiel, PEOPLE.com, 13 Apr. 2022 The fibrous and glandular tissues are collectively referred to as dense tissue, and those with dense breasts have more of these two kinds in relation to the amount of fatty tissue present. Health.com, 27 Oct. 2021 The fibrous tissue helps to hold the breast in place while the glandular tissues are what produce and store breast milk. Health.com, 27 Oct. 2021 Since beebread and pollen are mainly plantoriginated, while royal jelly is a glandular secretion of nurse bees, the diets for worker- and queendestined larvae are differentially derived from plant and animal sources, respectively. Chao Yan, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 Breasts are made up of fatty tissue, fibrous tissue, and glandular tissue (also known as ducts and lobules). Health.com, 27 Oct. 2021 One of the really common risk factors for breast cancer is breast density, and that’s a measure of the amount of fibers or glandular tissue — dense tissue —compared with fatty tissue. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 31 Aug. 2021 The family said that the cause was a heart attack and organ failure brought on by septic shock, and that Mr. Robinson also had adenocarcinoma, a cancer of the glandular cells. New York Times, 13 July 2021 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, 5 Jan. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of glandular

circa 1740, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Glandular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glandular. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for glandular

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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