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Definition of "glandular" []

  • Of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a gland or its secretion. (adjective)
  • Functioning as a gland. (adjective)
  • Having glands. (adjective)
  • Resulting from the abnormal function of glands or a gland. (adjective)
  • Innate; visceral: has a glandular aversion to materialistic values. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glandular" in a sentence
  • "The large mint family, which includes other common herbs like thyme and basil, is characterized by glandular hairs on stems and leaves that contain aromatic oils."
  • "Forrester wasn't sure that he liked being referred to as a glandular mess."
  • "The 27-year-old will miss the first grand slam event of 2012, as he struggles to conquer mononucleosis - the virus also known as glandular fever that causes loss of appetite, fatigue and fever."