exocrine gland

  1. any of several glands, as the salivary glands, that secrete externally through a duct.

Origin of exocrine gland

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby exocrine gland

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British Dictionary definitions for exocrine gland

exocrine gland

  1. any gland, such as a salivary or sweat gland, that secretes its products through a duct onto an epithelial surface

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Scientific definitions for exocrine gland

exocrine gland

[ ĕksə-krĭn, -krēn ]

  1. Any gland of the body that produces secretions and discharges them into a cavity or through a duct to the surface of the body. In mammals, the sweat glands and mammary glands are exocrine glands.

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