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apocrine

adjective apo·crine \ˈa-pə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

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
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Origin of APOCRINE

International Scientific Vocabulary apo- + Greek krinein to separate — more at certain
First Known Use: 1926
Medical Dictionary

apocrine

adjective apo·crine \ˈap-ə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

Medical Definition of APOCRINE

:  producing a fluid secretion by pinching off one end of the secreting cells which then reform and repeat the process <apocrine glands>; also :  produced by an apocrine gland—compare eccrine, holocrine, merocrine

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