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1. gland

noun. ['ˈglænd'] any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream.

Synonyms

  • exocrine gland
  • green gland
  • acinus
  • ductless gland
  • organ
  • endocrine gland
  • secreter
  • duct gland
  • sericterium
  • endocrine
  • secretory organ
  • silk gland
  • serictery
  • secretor

Antonyms

  • receptor
  • exocrine

Etymology

  • glans (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Preen Gland

  • misunderstand
  • vallegrande
  • understand
  • withstand
  • meadowland
  • lefthand
  • unplanned
  • righthand
  • marchand
  • firsthand
  • expand
  • disband
  • bourland
  • unmanned
  • strande
  • strand
  • remand
  • outmanned
  • offhand
  • laband
  • hoiland
  • fernand
  • demand
  • deland
  • command
  • stand
  • spanned
  • scanned
  • planned
  • grande

2. preen

verb. ['ˈpriːn'] dress or groom with elaborate care.

Synonyms

  • deck up
  • get dressed
  • trick up
  • gussy up
  • attire
  • fancy up
  • dress
  • tog up
  • primp
  • plume
  • overdress
  • trick out
  • tog out
  • rig out
  • deck out
  • get up
  • fig up
  • prink
  • dress up

Antonyms

  • dress down
  • undress
  • overdress
  • stay

Etymology

  • pren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • preon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. preen

verb. ['ˈpriːn'] clean with one's bill.

Synonyms

  • plume
  • arrange
  • make clean
  • set up

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • lower
  • sit down
  • lie down

Etymology

  • pren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • preon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. preen

verb. ['ˈpriːn'] pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement.

Synonyms

  • crow
  • gloat
  • congratulate

Antonyms

  • uglify
  • informal
  • undercharge
  • fall

Etymology

  • pren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • preon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word preen-gland


1. Noun Phrase
A malfunctioning uropygial gland, also known as the oil or preen gland, can cause seizures as well as glandular metaplasia or hyperkeratosis.

2. Noun Phrase
This oil was created by Beier in his lab and is meant to replicate the effects of the preen gland, found in ducks.

3. Noun Phrase
The preen gland secretes an oil and distributes it all over a duck's body, creating a non-greasy layer on the duck's features, allowing it to repel water and swim effectively.

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