Definition of Exocrine gland

1. Noun. A gland that secretes externally through a duct.




Definition of Exocrine gland

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any of various glands which secrete via a duct, typically into the digestive tract or onto the skin. ¹

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Medical Definition of Exocrine gland

1. A gland that secretes its products through ducts or canals, such as sweatglands or mammary glands. Compare: endocrine gland. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exocrine Gland

exoccipital bone
exocellular
exocelomic membrane
exocentric
exocentricity
exocervix
exocharmic
exocoelomic
exocoelomic cavity
exocoetus
exocon
exocons
exoconsciousness
exocranial
exocrine
exocrine gland (current term)
exocrine glands
exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
exocrine part of pancreas
exocrines
exocrinology
exoculate
exoculated
exoculates
exoculating
exocuticle
exocuticles
exocuticular
exocyclic
exocyst

Literary usage of Exocrine gland

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1. Internal Secretion and the Ductless Glands by Swale Vincent (1912)
"He denies the continuity of the islets with the exocrine gland and all forms of physiological variation. Rennie, in his work on the teleostean fishes, ..."

2. Cystic Fibrosis and DNA Tests: Implications of Carrier Screening by Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1992)
"CF generally involves exocrine gland dysfunction. It affects multiple organ systems in the body, including the lungs, digestive tract, reproductive organs, ..."

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