[ en-doh-kruh-nol-uh-jee, -krahy- ]
/ ˌɛn doʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi, -kraɪ- /
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the branch of biology dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions, especially in relation to their processes or functions.



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Origin of endocrinology

First recorded in 1915–20; endocrine + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM endocrinology

en·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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Example sentences from the Web for endocrinology

  • Before he trained in neuroscience and endocrinology at the University of Cambridge, Coates got a PhD in economics there and then worked on trading desks at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.

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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 of endocrinology

endocrinologic (ˌɛndəʊˌkrɪnəˈlɒdʒɪk) or endocrinological, adjectiveendocrinologist, noun
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Medical definitions for endocrinology

[ ĕn′də-krə-nŏlə-jē ]


The study of the glands and hormones of the body and their related disorders.

Other words from endocrinology

en′do•cri′no•logic (-krĭn′ə-lŏjĭk) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for 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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