exocrine
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary exo- + Greek krinein to separate — more at certain Date: circa 1911 producing, being, or relating to a secretion that is released outside its source <
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  • exocrine — [ ɛgzɔkrin ] adj. • 1906; de exo et gr. krinein « sécréter » ♦ Physiol. Qui déverse le produit de sécrétion à la surface de la peau ou d une muqueuse (opposé à endocrine). Les glandes salivaires sont exocrines. Par ext. Sécrétion exocrine. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exocrine — glands release their secreted products into ducts that open onto epithelial surfaces. See endocrine …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • exocrine — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a gland) secreting hormones or other products through ducts rather than directly into the blood. ORIGIN from Greek krinein sift …   English terms dictionary

  • exocrine — [eks′ō krin΄, eks′ōkrīn΄, eks′ōkrēn΄] adj. [ EXO + crine, as in ENDOCRINE] designating or of any gland secreting externally, either directly or through a duct n. any such gland, as a sweat gland, or its secretion …   English World dictionary

  • Exocrine — Glande exocrine Une glande exocrine est une glande qui sécrète des substances dans le milieu extérieur de l organisme, c est à dire de la peau, du tube digestif ou de l arbre respiratoire. Les glandes exocrines délivrent leur sécrétion par l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • exocrine — 1. Denoting glandular secretion delivered to an apical or luminal surface. SYN: eccrine (1). 2. Denoting a gland that secretes outwardly through excretory ducts. [exo + G. krino, to separate] * * * exo·crine ek sə krən, .krīn, .krēn …   Medical dictionary

  • exocrine — /ek seuh krin, kruyn , kreen /, Anat., Physiol. adj. 1. secreting to an epithelial surface. 2. of or pertaining to an exocrine gland or its secretion. n. 3. an external secretion. 4. See exocrine gland. Cf. endocrine. [1910 15; EXO + crine < Gk… …   Universalium

  • exocrine — ex•o•crine [[t]ˈɛk sə krɪn, ˌkraɪn, ˌkrin[/t]] adj. 1) anat. phl secreting to an epithelial surface 2) anat. phl pertaining to an exocrine gland or its secretion 3) anat. phl exocrine gland • Etymology: 1910–15; exo + crine < Gk krinein to… …   From formal English to slang

  • exocrine — adjective a) Producing external secretions that are released through a duct. b) Pertaining to the exocrine glands or their secretions …   Wiktionary

  • exocrine — ex·o·crine || eksəʊkraɪn n. external hormonal secretion …   English contemporary dictionary

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