Dictionary.com

endocrine

[ en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen ]
/ 藞蓻n d蓹 kr瑟n, -藢kra瑟n, -藢krin /
Anatomy, Physiology
Save This Word!

adjective Also en路do路cri路nal [en-duh-krahyn-l, -kreen-l], /藢蓻n d蓹藞kra瑟n l, -藞krin l/, en路do路crin路ic [en-duh-krin-ik], /藞蓻n d蓹藞kr瑟n 瑟k/, endocrinous.
secreting internally into the blood or lymph.
of or relating to an endocrine gland or its secretion.
noun
an internal secretion; hormone.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?
Compare exocrine.

Origin of endocrine

1910鈥15; endo- + -crine<Greek kr墨虂nein to separate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use endocrine in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for endocrine

endocrine
/ (藞蓻nd蓹蕣藢kra瑟n, -kr瑟n) /

adjective Also: endocrinal (藢蓻nd蓹蕣藞kra瑟nl), endocrinic (藢蓻nd蓹蕣藞kr瑟n瑟k), endocrinous (蓻n藞d蓲kr瑟n蓹s)
of or denoting endocrine glands or their secretionsendocrine disorders
noun
an endocrine gland
Compare exocrine

Word Origin for endocrine

C20: from endo- + -crine, from Greek krinein to separate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK