exocrine

exocrine

[ek-suh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen] Anatomy, Physiology.
adjective
1.
secreting to an epithelial surface.
2.
of or pertaining to an exocrine gland or its secretion.
noun
3.
an external secretion.
Compare endocrine.


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

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exocrine (ˈɛksəʊˌkraɪn, -krɪn)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
 
n
2.  an exocrine gland
 
[C20: exo- + -crine from Greek krinein to separate]

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exocrine ex·o·crine (ěk'sə-krĭn, -krēn, -krīn')
adj.

  1. Of or relating to a glandular secretion released externally through a duct to a surface.

  2. Relating to a gland that secretes outwardly through a duct or ducts.

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