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endocrine

Line breaks: endo|crine
Pronunciation: /ˈɛndə(ʊ)krʌɪn
 
, -krɪn/

Definition of endocrine in English:

adjective

Physiology
Relating to or denoting glands which secrete hormones or other products directly into the blood: the endocrine system
More example sentences
  • Some are hormones, secreted by endocrine glands, and circulating in the blood, which leave through capillary walls to gain access to tissue fluids around their target cells.
  • The foundations of the endocrine system are the hormones and glands.
  • In addition, hormones from endocrine glands enter and leave the vascular system through regionally specialized capillaries.

Origin

early 20th century: from endo- 'within' + Greek krinein 'sift'.

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