endocrinology

[en-doh-kruh-nol-uh-jee, -krahy-]
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noun

the branch of biology dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions, especially in relation to their processes or functions.

Nearby words

  1. endocranium,
  2. endocrine,
  3. endocrine disruptor,
  4. endocrine gland,
  5. endocrine system,
  6. endocrinoma,
  7. endocrinopathy,
  8. endocrinous,
  9. endocuticle,
  10. endocystitis

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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British Dictionary definitions for endocrinology

endocrinology

noun

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

endocrinology

n.

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

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Medicine definitions for endocrinology

endocrinology

[ĕn′də-krə-nŏlə-jē]

n.

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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Science definitions for endocrinology

endocrinology

[ĕn′də-krə-nŏlə-jē]

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