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gland any of various organs or cells that produce secretions in a living organism. [2 definitions]
glanders (used with a sing. verb) a contagious disease of horses, mules, and the like that is communicable to humans and is characterized by a mucous discharge from the nostrils and ulcers or swellings in the respiratory tract and lymph nodes.
glandless combined form of gland.
glandular of, having, or resembling a gland or glands. [2 definitions]
glandular fever see "infectious mononucleosis."
glans the rounded tip of the clitoris or penis.
glare1 a steady, blinding light. [6 definitions]
glare2 a smooth, glassy surface of or like ice.
glaring blindingly bright. [4 definitions]
glary harshly dazzling; glaring.
glasnost an official Russian policy of openness and candor in social and political discussions.
glass a hard, breakable, usu. transparent material made from silica and metallic oxides and used for windows, bottles, mirrors, and the like. [5 definitions]
glass blowing the art or process of shaping glass by blowing air through a tube that holds a mass of molten glass at one end.
glasses shortened form of "eyeglasses."
glassful the quantity a glass can hold when full.
glassine a thin, tough, nearly transparent paper used in packaging, as for book jackets and envelope windows.
glassless combined form of glass.
glass snake any of several limbless lizards of the southern United States or of Europe and Asia, having a tail that snaps or breaks off easily.
glassware objects made of glass, esp. for a table setting.
glass wool fibers of spun glass that resemble wool and are used in insulation and air filters.
glasswort any of several fleshy plants that are found in salt marshes or the like, having succulent stems and scalelike leaves, the ash of which was formerly used in making glass.