exocrine gland


exocrine gland

noun

Definition of EXOCRINE GLAND

:  a gland (as a salivary gland or part of the pancreas) that releases a secretion external to or at the surface of an organ by means of a canal or duct

First Known Use of EXOCRINE GLAND

circa 1927

exocrine gland

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXOCRINE GLAND

: a gland (as a sweat gland, a salivary gland, or a kidney) that releases a secretion external to or at the surface of an organ by means of a canal or duct—called also gland of external secretion

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