holocrine


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hol·o·crine

 (hŏl′ə-krĭn, -krīn′, -krēn′, hō′lə-)
adj.
Of or relating to a gland whose output consists of disintegrated secretory cells along with the secretory product itself.

[holo- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see endocrine.]

holocrine

(ˈhɒləkrɪn)
adj
(Biology) (of the secretion of glands) characterized by disintegration of the entire glandular cell in releasing its product, as in sebaceous glands. Compare merocrine, apocrine
[C20: from holo- + Greek krinein to separate, decide]

hol•o•crine

(ˈhɒl ə krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, ˈhoʊ lə-)

adj.
(of a gland) releasing a secretion that is a product of disintegrating cells.
[1900–05; holo- + -crine < Greek krinein to separate]
Translations

hol·o·crine

a. holocrino-a, rel. a las glándulas secretorias.
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It should also be noted that normal sebaceous glands secrete sebum via holocrine secretion (mature sebocytes die and their remnants form sebum).
Sebum is the product of holocrine glands in the dermis and is secreted through follicles onto the skin surface [47, 48].
Frog skin with poisonous glands can produce secretions in a holocrine manner and release complex chemical contents [3-5].
The meibomian gland is a large holocrine sebaceous gland that requires constant renewal and differentiation of meibomian gland acinar cells [1,21].
Sebaceous glands can be classified as holocrine (i.e.
and holocrine or plasma membrane rupture for their secretory process.