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ectocrine

/ (ˈɛktəʊˌkriːn, -krɪn) /
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noun

a substance that is released by an organism into the external environment and influences the development, behaviour, etc, of members of the same or different species

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Word Origin for ectocrine

C20: from ecto- + -crine, as in endocrine
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