Definition of Exocrine

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




2. Adjective. Of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions.
Antonyms: Endocrine
Partainyms: Exocrine Gland

Definition of Exocrine

1. Adjective. Producing external secretions that are released through a duct. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the exocrine glands or their secretions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exocrine

1. an external secretion [n -S]

Medical Definition of Exocrine

1. 1. Secreting outwardly, via a duct. 2. Denoting such a gland or its secretion. Compare: endocrine. Origin: Gr. Krinein = to separate This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exocrine

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

Literary usage of Exocrine

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1. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Vacca JB, Henke WJ, Knight WA: The exocrine pancreas in diabetes mellitus. Ann Intern Med 61:242-47, 1964 206. Chey WY, Shay H, Shuman CR: External ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 300-499, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(a) Hemicellulase, pancreatin, and pancrelipase have been present as ingredients in exocrine pancreatic insufficiency drug products. ..."

3. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Life-time history of smoking and exocrine carcinoma of the pancreas: a ... Intake of foods and nutrients and cancer of the exocrine pancreas: a ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Dubick, MA; Majumdar, AP Biochemical changes in the exocrine pancreas of rats fed caffeine. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine ..."

5. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"When NNK is administered in drinking water to rats, it also induces malignant tumors of the exocrine pancreas. In fact, NNK and its enzymatic reduction ..."

6. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"Fat and protein malabsorption is a sign of advanced exocrine insufficiency. Abdominal pain, usually epigastric and lasting hours or days at a time, ..."

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