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endocrine

[ en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen ]
/ 藞蓻n d蓹 kr瑟n, -藢kra瑟n, -藢krin /
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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.
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Origin of endocrine

1910鈥15; endo- + -crine<Greek kr墨虂nein to separate
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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
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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

Medical definitions for endocrine

endocrine
[ 臅nd蓹-kr沫n, -kr膿n鈥, -kr墨n鈥 ]

adj.
Secreting internally, most commonly into the systemic circulation.
Of or relating to endocrine glands or the hormones secreted by them.
n.
The secretion of an endocrine gland.
An endocrine gland.
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