n. any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
Located at the base of the brain, the pituitary gland is protected by a bony structure.
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Mr Casey tapped the gland of his neck and smiled at Stephen with sleepy eyes: and Mr Dedalus said to him:.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Before the carcass was admitted here, however, it had to pass a government inspector, who sat in the doorway and felt of the glands in the neck for tuberculosis.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context