endocrine gland
noun Date: 1914 a gland (as the thyroid or the pituitary) that produces an endocrine secretion — called also ductless gland

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  • endocrine gland — n a gland (as the thyroid or the pituitary) that produces an endocrine secretion called also ductless gland, gland of internal secretion * * * a gland that manufactures one or more hormone and secretes them directly into the bloodstream (and not… …   Medical dictionary

  • endocrine gland — noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream • Syn: ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland • Derivationally related forms: ↑endocrinal (for: ↑endocrine) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • endocrine gland — UK [ˈendəʊkraɪn ˌɡlænd] / US [ˈendəkrɪn ˌɡlænd] noun [countable] Word forms endocrine gland : singular endocrine gland plural endocrine glands medical an organ in your body that produces hormones that go directly into your blood or into your… …   English dictionary

  • endocrine gland — Gland that secretes directly into blood and not through a duct. Examples are pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, ovary and testis, placenta and B cells of pancreas …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • endocrine gland — ductless gland a gland that manufactures one or more hormones and secretes them directly into the bloodstream (and not through a duct to the exterior). Endocrine glands include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, the ovary… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • endocrine gland — en′docrine gland n. anat. any gland, as the thyroid, adrenal, or pituitary gland, that secretes hormones into the blood or lymph; ductless gland • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • endocrine gland — noun Any of various glands that secrete hormones directly into the blood or lymph and not through a duct. Syn: ductless gland Ant: exocrine gland See Also: gonad, pancreas, placenta …   Wiktionary

  • endocrine gland — /ˈɛndəkrən glænd/ (say enduhkruhn gland) noun any of various glands (as the thyroid gland, suprarenal bodies, pituitary body, etc.) which secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, without a duct …   Australian English dictionary

  • endocrine gland — any of various glands, as the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, that secrete certain substances or hormones directly into the blood or lymph; ductless gland. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • endocrine gland — en|do|crine gland [ endəkrın ,glænd ] noun count MEDICAL an organ in your body that produces HORMONES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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