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exocrine

[ek-suh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen]Anatomy, Physiology
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adjective
  1. secreting to an epithelial surface.
  2. exocrine gland
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noun
  1. an external secretion.
  2. exocrine gland.
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Origin of exocrine

1910–15; exo- + -crine < Greek krī́nein to separate
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British Dictionary definitions for exocrine

exocrine

adjective
  1. of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
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noun
  1. an exocrine gland
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Word Origin

C20: exo- + -crine from Greek krinein to separate
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exocrine in Medicine

exocrine

(ĕksə-krĭn, -krēn, -krīn′)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to a glandular secretion released externally through a duct to a surface.
  2. Relating to a gland that secretes outwardly through a duct or ducts.
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