ectocrine

World English Dictionary
ectocrine (ˈɛktəʊˌkriːn, -krɪn)
 
n
a substance that is released by an organism into the external environment and influences the development, behaviour, etc, of members of the same or different species
 
[C20: from ecto- + -crine, as in endocrine]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: ectocornea
Next Definition: ectocuneriform
Words Near: ectocrine
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for ectocrine
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing ectocrine
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature