endocrine


adjective Also en·do·cri·nal [en-duhkrahyn-l, –kreen-l] /ˌɛn dəˈkraɪn l, -ˈkrin l/, en·do·crin·ic [en-duhkrin-ik] /ˈɛn dəˈkrɪn ɪk/, endocrinous.

  1. secreting internally into the blood or lymph.
  2. of or relating to an endocrine gland or its secretion.

noun

  1. an internal secretion; hormone.
  2. endocrine gland.

adjective Also: endocrinal (ˌɛndəʊˈkraɪnəl), endocrinic (ˌɛndəʊˈkrɪnɪk), endocrinous (ɛnˈdɒkrɪnəs)

  1. of or denoting endocrine glands or their secretionsendocrine disorders

noun

  1. an endocrine gland
adj.

“secretly, internally,” 1914, from endo- + Latinized form of Greek krinein “to separate, distinguish” (see crisis).

adj.

  1. Secreting internally, most commonly into the systemic circulation.
  2. Of or relating to endocrine glands or the hormones secreted by them.

n.

  1. The secretion of an endocrine gland.
  2. An endocrine gland.

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