endocrinal

endocrine

[en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen] Anatomy, Physiology.
adjective Also, endocrinal [en-duh-krahyn-l, -kreen-l] , endocrinic [en-duh-krin-ik] , endocrinous.
1.
secreting internally into the blood or lymph.
2.
of or pertaining to an endocrine gland or its secretion.
noun
3.
an internal secretion; hormone.
Compare exocrine.


Origin:
1910–15; endo- + -crine < Greek krī́nein to separate

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endocrine (ˈɛndəʊˌkraɪn, -krɪn)
 
adj
1.  of or denoting endocrine glands or their secretions: endocrine disorders
 
n
2.  an endocrine gland
 
[C20: from endo- + -crine, from Greek krinein to separate]

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endocrine
1914, from endo- + krinein "to separate, distinguish" (see crisis).
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endocrine en·do·crine (ěn'də-krĭn, -krēn', -krīn')
adj.

  1. Secreting internally, most commonly into the systemic circulation.

  2. Of or relating to endocrine glands or the hormones secreted by them.

n.
  1. The secretion of an endocrine gland.

  2. An endocrine gland.

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