Pronunciation: (gland),[key] —n. 1. Anat. a. a cell, group of cells, or organ producing a secretion.
b. any of various organs or structures resembling the shape but not the function of true glands.
2. Bot.a secreting organ or structure.
Pronunciation: (gland),[key] —n.Mach. 1. a sleeve within a stuffing box, fitted over a shaft or valve stem and tightened against compressible packing in such a way as to prevent leakage of fluid while allowing the shaft or stem to move; lantern ring.
2. See stuffing box.