holocrine gland

n.

A gland whose secretion consists of its own disintegrated secretory cells along with its secretory product.

Nearby words

  1. holocarpic,
  2. holocaust,
  3. holocene,
  4. holocord,
  5. holocrine,
  6. holocrystalline,
  7. holodiastolic,
  8. holoendemic,
  9. holoenzyme,
  10. holofernes


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