Meaning of 腺

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Pinyin: xiàn
English Definition: gland
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ quán ] spring, fountain; wealth, money
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Example Words
前列腺 qián liè xiàn prostate
甲状腺 jiǎ zhuàng xiàn thyroid gland
性腺 xìng xiàn gonad; sex gland
胰腺 xiàn pancreas
乳腺 xiàn mammary gland
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Example Sentences
The culprits in all this are the parathyroid glands.
Eversion of the eyelid may show a dilated meibomian gland.
The study examines whether a salivary gland reaction really exists.
What makes this particular adenovirus a little different is that it has the capability of making healthy young adults severely ill.
Another cause of obesity, one that really fascinates me, has to do with a virus called the adenovirus-36.