Definition of endocrine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈendəkrən/


Relating to or denoting glands that secrete hormones or other products directly into the blood: the endocrine system
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  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: en·do·crine

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