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