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[en-doh-kruh-nol-uh-jee, -krahy-]
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  1. the branch of biology dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions, especially in relation to their processes or functions.

Origin of endocrinology

First recorded in 1915–20; endocrine + -o- + -logy
Related formsen·do·crin·o·log·ic [en-doh-krin-l-oj-ik, -krahyn-, -kreen-] /ˌɛn doʊˌkrɪn lˈɒdʒ ɪk, -ˌkraɪn-, -ˌkrin-/, en·do·crin·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveen·do·cri·nol·o·gist, noun
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  1. the branch of medical science concerned with the endocrine glands and their secretions
Derived Formsendocrinologic (ˌɛndəʊˌkrɪnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or endocrinological, adjectiveendocrinologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for endocrinology


1919, from endocrine + -ology. Related: Endocrinologist.

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endocrinology in Medicine


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  1. The study of the glands and hormones of the body and their related disorders.
Related formsen′do•cri′no•logic (-krĭn′ə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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endocrinology in Science


  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system.
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