exocrine gland

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exocrine gland

A gland, such as a sebaceous gland or sweat gland, that releases its secretions to the body's cavities, organs, or surface through a duct.

exocrine gland

(Anatomy) any gland, such as a salivary or sweat gland, that secretes its products through a duct onto an epithelial surface

ex′ocrine gland`

any gland, as a sweat gland or salivary gland, that secretes externally through a duct.

ex·o·crine gland

(ĕk′sə-krĭn, ĕk′sə-krēn)
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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Noun1.exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a ductexocrine gland - 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
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6) In addition to the abnormal glandular proliferation, the hamartomas have histologic changes typical of inflammatory sinonasal polyps, including seromucous gland proliferation, vascular and fibroblastic proliferation, stromal edema, and a mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate.
In the duodenum, there are seromucous glands known as Brunner glands in this layer.
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