endocrine gland


Definition of endocrine gland 

: a gland (such as the thyroid or the pituitary) that produces an endocrine secretion

called also ductless gland

First Known Use of endocrine gland

1914, in the meaning defined above

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endocrine gland

en·do·crine gland | \ˈen-də-krən-, -ˌkrīn-\

Kids Definition of endocrine gland

: any of several glands (as the thyroid or pituitary gland) that release hormones directly into the blood

endocrine gland


Medical Definition of endocrine gland 

: a gland (as the thyroid or the pituitary) that produces an endocrine secretion

called also ductless gland, gland of internal secretion

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