Medical Dictionary


adj 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


How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears