Organ vs. Gland

Organ vs. Gland — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Organ and Gland

Organnoun

An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones when supplied with air and a keyboard that operates a mechanism controlling the flow of air to the pipes. Also called pipe organ.

Glandnoun

Any of various organs or cell groups, such as the adrenal glands and the salivary glands, that are of endothelial origin and secrete a substance that is used or excreted by the body.

Organnoun

Any one of various other instruments, such as the electronic organ, that resemble a pipe organ either in mechanism or sound.

Glandnoun

Any of various organs, such as lymph nodes, that resemble true glands but perform a nonsecretory function.

Organnoun

(Biology) A differentiated part of an organism, such as an eye, wing, or leaf, that performs a specific function.

Glandnoun

(Botany) An organ or a structure that secretes a substance.

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Organnoun

An instrument or agency dedicated to the performance of specified functions

The FBI is an organ of the Justice Department.

Glandnoun

A device, such as the outer sleeve of a stuffing box, designed to prevent a fluid from leaking past a moving machine part.

Organnoun

An instrument or means of communication, especially a periodical issued by a political party, business firm, or other group.

Glandnoun

(zoology) An organ that synthesizes a substance, such as hormones or breast milk, and releases it, often into the bloodstream (endocrine gland) or into cavities inside the body or its outer surface (exocrine gland).

Organnoun

A larger part of an organism, composed of tissues that perform similar functions.

Glandnoun

(botany) A secretory structure on the surface of an organ.

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Organnoun

(by extension) A body of an organization dedicated to the performing of certain functions.

Glandnoun

(mechanical) A compressable cylindrical case and its contents around a shaft where it passes through a barrier, intended to prevent the passage of a fluid past the barrier, such as:

Organnoun

(musical instruments) A musical instrument that has multiple pipes which play when a key is pressed (the pipe organ), or an electronic instrument designed to replicate such.

Glandnoun

A gland used around a ship’s propeller shaft.

Organnoun

An official magazine, newsletter, or similar publication of an organization.

Glandnoun

A gland used around a tap, valve or faucet.

Organnoun

A species of cactus (Stenocereus thurberi).

Glandnoun

any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

Organnoun

(slang) The penis.

Organverb

To supply with an organ or organs; to fit with organs.

Organnoun

a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

Organnoun

a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function;

The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department

Organnoun

(music) an electronic simulation of a pipe organ

Organnoun

a periodical that is published by a special interest group;

the organ of the communist party

Organnoun

wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard

Organnoun

a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows