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holocrine

[hol-uh-krin, -krahyn, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl ə krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, ˈhoʊ lə-/
adjective
1.
(of a gland) releasing a secretion that is a product of disintegrating cells.
2.
(of a secretion) released by such a gland.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; holo- + -crine < Greek krī́nein to separate
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British Dictionary definitions for holocrine

holocrine

/ˈhɒləkrɪn/
adjective
1.
(of the secretion of glands) characterized by disintegration of the entire glandular cell in releasing its product, as in sebaceous glands Compare merocrine, apocrine
Word Origin
C20: from holo- + Greek krinein to separate, decide
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holocrine in Medicine

holocrine hol·o·crine (hŏl'ə-krĭn, -krīn', -krēn', hō'lə-)
adj.
Of or relating to a gland whose output consists of disintegrated secretory cells along with the secretory product itself.

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