endocrinology

noun en·do·cri·nol·o·gy \ ˌen-də-kri-ˈnä-lə-jē , -ˌkrī- \

Definition of endocrinology

: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, function, and disorders of the endocrine glands

endocrinologist

play \ˌen-də-kri-ˈnä-lə-jist, -ˌkrī-\ noun

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endocrinology

noun en·do·cri·nol·o·gy \ ˌen-də-kri-ˈnäl-ə-jē, -ˌkrī- \

medical Definition of endocrinology

plural endocrinologies
: a science dealing with the endocrine glands

endocrinologist

play \-jəst\ noun

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