Endocrine meaning

ĕndə-krĭn, -krēn
Endocrine is defined as a gland that creates hormones or the hormones created by that gland.

An example of endocrine is the thyroid gland or the thyroxine produced by the thyroid.

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The definition of endocrine is relating to a gland that produces hormones or the hormones themselves.

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.

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Secreting internally.
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Of or relating to endocrine glands or the hormones secreted by them.
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The secretion of an endocrine gland; a hormone.
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An endocrine gland.
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Designating or of any gland producing one or more hormones.
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Designating or of such a hormone.
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Any such gland or hormone, as the thyroid or its thyroxine.
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Secreting internally.
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Relating to endocrine glands or the hormones secreted by them.
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The secretion of an endocrine gland; a hormone.
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An endocrine gland.
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Producing internal secretions that are transported around the body by the bloodstream.
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Pertaining to the endocrine glands or their secretions.
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The secretion of an endocrine gland.
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An endocrine gland.
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Origin of endocrine

  • French Greek endo- endo- Greek krīnein to separate krei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From endo- + Ancient Greek κρίνειν (krinein, “to separate”).

    From Wiktionary