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[en-doh-kruh-nol-uh-jee, -krahy-] /ˌɛn doʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi, -kraɪ-/
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
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[en-doh-krin-l-oj-ik, -krahyn-, -kreen-] /ˌɛn doʊˌkrɪn lˈɒdʒ ɪk, -ˌkraɪn-, -ˌkrin-/ (Show IPA),
endocrinological, adjective
endocrinologist, noun Unabridged
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  • Experts hailed from disciplines such as agronomy, exercise physiology, endocrinology, metabolomics, and rheology, among others.

British Dictionary definitions for endocrinology


/ˌɛndəʊkraɪˈnɒlədʒɪ; -krɪ-/
the branch of medical science concerned with the endocrine glands and their secretions
Derived Forms
endocrinologic (ˌɛndəʊˌkrɪnəˈlɒdʒɪk), endocrinological, adjective
endocrinologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for endocrinology

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

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endocrinology in Medicine

endocrinology en·do·cri·nol·o·gy (ěn'də-krə-nŏl'ə-jē)
The study of the glands and hormones of the body and their related disorders.

en'do·cri'no·log'ic (-krĭn'ə-lŏj'ĭk) or en'do·crin'o·log'i·cal adj.
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endocrinology in Science
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system.
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