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ex·o·crine

 (ĕk′sə-krĭn, -krēn, -krīn′)
adj.
1. Secreting externally, directly or through a duct: exocrine cells.
2. Relating to or produced by an exocrine gland.

[exo- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

exocrine

(ˈɛksəʊˌkraɪn; -krɪn)
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
n
(Anatomy) an exocrine gland
[C20: exo- + -crine from Greek krinein to separate]

ex•o•crine

(ˈɛk sə krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin)
adj.
1. secreting to an epithelial surface.
2. pertaining to an exocrine gland or its secretion.
n.
[1910–15; exo- + -crine < Greek krinein to separate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exocrine - a gland that secretes externally through a ductexocrine - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
gland, secreter, secretor, secretory organ - any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
oil gland - a gland that secretes oil
sudoriferous gland, sweat gland - any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration
lachrymal gland, lacrimal gland, tear gland - any of the glands in the eyes that secrete tears
pancreas - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
bulbourethral gland, Cowper's gland - either of two glands that discharge a component of seminal fluid into the urethra; homologous to Bartholin's gland in the female
cervical glands, cervical glands of the uterus, glandulae cervicales uteri - mucus-secreting glands in the mucosa of the uterine cervix
seminal vesicle - either of a pair of glands located on either side of the male urinary bladder that open into the vas deferens and that secrete many components of semen during ejaculation
digestive gland - any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
mammary gland, mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
nabothian gland - one of many small glands of the uterine cervix that secrete mucus
vestibular gland - a gland that opens into the vestibule of the vagina; secretions lubricate the vagina during coitus
Adj.1.exocrine - of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
endocrinal, endocrine - of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions; "endocrine system"
Translations

ex·o·crine

a. exocrino-a, rel. a la secreción externa de una glándula.
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