[ek-suh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen]Anatomy, Physiology
- secreting to an epithelial surface.
- exocrine gland
- an external secretion.
- exocrine gland.
Origin of exocrine
1910–15; exo- + -crine < Greek krī́nein to separate
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- of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
- an exocrine gland
C20: exo- + -crine from Greek krinein to separate
exocrine(ĕk′sə-krĭn, -krēn, -krīn′)
- Of or relating to a glandular secretion released externally through a duct to a surface.
- Relating to a gland that secretes outwardly through a duct or ducts.