adrenal gland

ad·re·nal gland
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-dreen-l gland]
    • /əˈdrin l glænd/
    • /ədˈriːnl ɡlænd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dreen-l gland]
    • /əˈdrin l glænd/

Definitions of adrenal gland words

  • noun adrenal gland an endocrine gland at the anterior end of each kidney. Its medulla secretes adrenaline and noradrenaline and its cortex secretes several steroid hormones 3
  • noun adrenal gland either of a pair of endocrine organs lying immediately above the kidney, consisting of an inner medulla which produces epinephrine and norepinephrine and an outer cortex which produces a variety of steroid hormones 3
  • noun adrenal gland one of a pair of ductless glands, located above the kidneys, consisting of a cortex, which produces steroidal hormones, and a medulla, which produces epinephrine and norepinephrine. 1
  • noun adrenal gland (anatomy) In mammals, either of a pair of complex endocrine glands, situated above each kidney, secreting hormones which control the heart rate, blood pressure, and metabolism. 0

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Origin of adrenal gland

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75

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adrenal gland popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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