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exocrine

[ek-suh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen] /ˈɛk sə krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin/
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
1910-1915
1910-15; exo- + -crine < Greek krī́nein to separate
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British Dictionary definitions for exocrine

exocrine

/ˈɛksəʊˌkraɪn; -krɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
noun
2.
an exocrine gland
Compare endocrine
Word Origin
C20: exo- + -crine from Greek krinein to separate
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exocrine in Medicine

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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