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exocrine gland

noun
1.
any of several glands, as the salivary glands, that secrete externally through a duct.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for exocrine-gland

exocrine gland

noun
1.
any gland, such as a salivary or sweat gland, that secretes its products through a duct onto an epithelial surface
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exocrine-gland in Medicine

exocrine gland n.
A gland, such as a sebaceous gland or sweat gland, that releases its secretions to the body's cavities, organs, or surface through a duct.

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exocrine-gland in Science
exocrine gland
  (ěk'sə-krĭn, -krēn)   
Any gland of the body that produces secretions and discharges them into a cavity or through a duct to the surface of the body. In mammals, the sweat glands and mammary glands are exocrine glands.
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