exocrine[eks′ō krin′, -krīn′, -krēn′]
exocrine definition by Webster's New World
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designating or of any gland secreting externally, either directly or through a duct
Origin: exo- plush -crine, as in endocrine
any such gland, as a sweat gland, or its secretion
exocrine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Secreting externally, directly or through a duct: exocrine cells.
- Of, relating to, or produced by an exocrine gland.
Origin: exo- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
exocrine - Medical Definition
- Of or relating to a glandular secretion released externally through a duct to a surface.
- Relating to a gland that secretes outwardly through a duct or ducts.