holocrine


ho·lo·crine

adjective \-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

Definition of HOLOCRINE

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

Origin of HOLOCRINE

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

ho·lo·crine

adjective \ˈhō-lə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn, ˈhäl-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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