Human Anatomy and Physiology

What is a gland?

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08/29/2012

gland

1. A cell, a group of cells, or an organ that produces a secretion for use elsewhere in the body or in a body cavity or for elimination from the body.

2. Any of various organs, such as lymph nodes, that resemble true glands but perform a nonsecretory function.

3. Botany. An organ or a structure that secretes a substance.