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1740, from French glandulaire, from glandule "small gland" (16c.), from Latin glandula (see gland).
glandular glan·du·lar (glān'jə-lər)adj.
Of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a gland or its secretion.
Functioning as a gland.
Resulting from the abnormal function of a gland or glands.