exocrine[eks′ō krin′, -krīn′, -krēn′]
designating or of any gland secreting externally, either directly or through a duct
Origin of exocrineexo- + -crine, as in endocrine
any such gland, as a sweat gland, or its secretion
- Secreting externally, directly or through a duct: exocrine cells.
- Relating to or produced by an exocrine gland.
Origin of exocrineexo– + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
- Producing external secretions that are released through a duct.
- Pertaining to the exocrine glands or their secretions.