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holocrine

adjective ho·lo·crine \-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

Definition of HOLOCRINE

:  producing or being a secretion resulting from lysis of secretory cells <holocrine sebaceous glands>
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Origin of HOLOCRINE

International Scientific Vocabulary hol- + Greek krinein to separate — more at certain
First Known Use: circa 1905
Medical Dictionary

holocrine

adjective ho·lo·crine \ˈhō-lə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn, ˈhäl-ə-\

Medical Definition of HOLOCRINE

:  producing or being a secretion resulting from lysis of secretory cells <holocrine glands> <holocrine secretions> <holocrine activity>—compare apocrine, eccrine, merocrine

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