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/glanz/ Noun, pl. glans or glandes 1. A vascular structure located at the tip of the penis in male mammals or a homologous genital structure of the clitoris in female mammals. ( 2. The vascular body which forms the apex of the penis. ( 3. The vascular body which forms the extremity of the clitoris. ( 4. The acorn or mast of the oak and similar fruits. ( 5. A goiter. ( 6. A pessary. ( Word origin: From Latin glans...

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Noun, pl. glenoids (Anatomy) 1. A shallow depression in a bone, especially in the scapula. ( Adjective 1. Of or pertaining to this depression. ( 2. Having the form of a smooth and shallow depression; socket-like; applied to several articular surfaces of bone such as the glenoid cavity or fossa of the scapula in which the head of the humerus articulates. ( Word origin: From Greek glene “socket,” and eidos “shape” or...

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/ˈglēə/  /ˈglīə/ Noun 1. The network of glial cells that supports nervous system tissue. ( 2. The connective tissue of the nervous system, consisting of several different types of cell associated with neurons. (Google Dictionary) 3. Sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system. ( Syn: Neuroglia Word origin: From Ancient Greek γλία (glia), γλοία (gloia, “glue”), γλοιός (gloios, “a glutinous substance,...

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/ˈgläbyəlin/ Noun, pl. globulins 1. A family of globular proteins that have higher molecular weights and water solubility values than the albumins. Some globulins are produced in the liver, while others are made by the immune system. Globulins, albumin, and fibrinogen are the major blood proteins. The normal concentration of globulins in the blood is about 2.6-4.6 g/dL. ( 2. (Biochemistry) Any of a group of simple proteins, soluble in water only in the presence of salts, that are coagulated by heat; one of the two parts of hæmoglobin. ( 3. Any of a group of simple proteins soluble in salt solutions and forming a large fraction of blood serum protein. The three principal subsets of globulin are alpha globulin, beta globulin, and gamma globulin, which are distinguished by their respective degrees of electrophoretic mobility (alpha having the greatest and gamma having the least). (Google Dictionary) 4. A family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed. ( 5. A simple globular protein which cannot be dissolved in pure water but which can be dissolved if a salt is added to the water. It can also be precipitated out of solution and into a solid with a solution of ammonium sulphate at 50% saturation. ( Word...

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