Endocrine is defined as a gland that creates hormones or the hormones created by that gland.(noun)
An example of endocrine is the thyroid gland or the thyroxine produced by the thyroid.
The definition of endocrine is relating to a gland that produces hormones or the hormones themselves.(adjective)
An example of endocrine used as an adjective is in the phrase "endocrine system," which means the system of glands and hormone production in the body.
See endocrine in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: endo- + Gr krinein, to separate: see crisis
See endocrine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: : Greek endo-, endo-
Origin: + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
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