Definition of apocrine
: producing a fluid secretion by pinching off one end of the secretory cell while leaving the rest intact <an apocrine gland>; also : produced by an apocrine gland
Origin of apocrine
International Scientific Vocabulary apo- + Greek krinein to separate — more at certain
First Known Use: 1926
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