Definition of exocrine in English:
Relating to or denoting glands which secrete their products through ducts opening on to an epithelium rather than directly into the blood: pancreatic exocrine secretion
More example sentences
- In a separate but related system, exocrine tissues secrete their products into ducts and then to the outside of the body or to the intestinal tract.
- Pancreatic juice, an exocrine secretion, is vital for digestion.
- Cystic fibrosis, a chronic genetic disorder that affects the exocrine glands, results in the production of excessive, thick mucus that obstructs the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs.
Definition of exocrine in:
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