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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.]
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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]
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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]
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hol·o·crine

a. holocrino-a, rel. a las glándulas secretorias.
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