glandular etymology

English word glandular comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelh₂-, Latin -olus, and later Italian ghianda (Acorn.)

Detailed word origin of glandular

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷelh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-olus Latin (lat)
glans Latin (lat) (New Latin) bullet. A round mass the size and shape of an acorn.. Acorn, nut; any acorn-shaped fruit; beechnut, chestnut.
ghianda Italian (ita) Acorn.
glandula Latin (lat) (chiefly, in the plural) (anatomy) tonsil.
glandular English (eng) Pertaining to a gland or glands.

Words with the same origin as glandular

Descendants of *gʷelh₂-
gland