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merocrine

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adjective mer·o·crine \ˈmer-ə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

Definition of merocrine

  1. :  producing a secretion that is discharged without major damage to the secretory cells; also :  produced by a merocrine gland



Origin and Etymology of merocrine

International Scientific Vocabulary, fr mero- + Greek krinein to separate — more at certain


First Known Use: circa 1905


Medical Dictionary

merocrine

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adjective mero·crine \ˈmer-ə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

Medical Definition of merocrine

  1. :  producing a secretion that is discharged without major damage to the secreting cells <merocrine glands>; also :  of or produced by a merocrine gland <a merocrine secretion>—compare apocrine, eccrine, holocrine




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