endocrine gland

noun

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

called also ductless gland

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of endocrine gland was in 1914

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“Endocrine gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocrine%20gland. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

endocrine gland

noun
: any of various glands that have no duct and release their secretions directly into the lymph or blood circulating through them

called also ductless gland

Medical Definition

endocrine gland

noun
: 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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