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endocrine

[en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen] /ˈɛn də krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin/
adjective, Also, endocrinal
[en-duh-krahyn-l, -kreen-l] /ˌɛn dəˈkraɪn l, -ˈkrin l/ (Show IPA),
endocrinic
[en-duh-krin-ik] /ˈɛn dəˈkrɪn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
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
1910-1915
1910-15; endo- + -crine < Greek krī́nein to separate
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British Dictionary definitions for endocrinal

endocrine

/ˈɛndəʊˌkraɪn; -krɪn/
adjective
1.
of or denoting endocrine glands or their secretions endocrine disorders
noun
2.
an endocrine gland
Compare exocrine
Word Origin
C20: from endo- + -crine, from Greek krinein to separate
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Word Origin and History for endocrinal

endocrine

adj.

"secretly, internally," 1914, from endo- + Latinized form of Greek krinein "to separate, distinguish" (see crisis).

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endocrinal in Medicine

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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