gland-, glans-

(Latin: acorn; in medicine, gland, glans)

Used in medicine to mean "gland", an aggregation of cells, specialized to secrete or excrete materials not related to their ordinary metabolic needs. Also, "glans" is a general term for a small rounded mass, or glandlike body. The plural of "glans" is "glandes".

axillary gland (s) (noun), axillary glands (pl)
Any of numerous nodes (collections of tissue) situated in the areas of underarm veins that receive lymphatic drainage (almost colorless fluid that travels through vessels and carries cells that help fight infection and disease) from the upper limb, pectoral girdle (bones supporting the front or upper parts of the body), and mammary gland (two half-moon-shaped glands on either side of the adult female chest, which make up the breast): Jenny's primary physician, Dr. Smith, tried to explain how the axillary glands function and how this might explain why she was having an abnormal feeling in her armpits.
Of or relating to the dysfunction of glands, especially the endocrine glands.
ecdysial gland
Insect structures that originate from the ectoderm of the ventrocaudal part of the head and serve as a source of ecdysone (family of steroid hormones found in insects, crustaceans and plants).
1. Horse disease characterized by glandular swelling.
2. A destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans.
3. A contagious, usually fatal disease of horses and other equine species, caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas mallei and symptomized by swollen lymph nodes, nasal discharge, and ulcers of the respiratory tract and skin.

A disease which is communicable to other mammals, including humans

The acute form, which may be fatal, is marked by a purulent inflammation of mucous membranes and an eruption on the skin of nodules that coalesce and break down, forming deep ulcers that may end in necrosis of cartilages and bones.

A chronic form known as farcy involves the lymphatic system.

The bacterium responsible for glanders is now known as Burkholderia mallei; formerly called Pseudomonas mallei.

Glanders attacks the mucous membranes of the nostrils, producing increased secretion and discharge of mucus, and enlargement and induration of the lymph glands of the lower jaw; therefore, the name "glanders" from the French glandres meaning "glands".

The capsule of a gland.