endocrinology

noun en·do·cri·nol·o·gy \ ˌen-də-kri-ˈnä-lə-jē , -ˌkrī- \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of endocrinology

probably borrowed from Italian endocrinologia, from endocrine 1endocrine + -o- -o- + -logia -logy
Note: According to some sources coined by the Italian physician Nicola Pende (1880-1970) in 1909 (e.g., in Garabed Eknoyan, "Emergence of the concept of endocrine function and endocrinology," Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, vol. 11, no. 4 [October, 2004], p. 375), though without bibliographic citation. Pende used the word in the title of his treatise Endocrinologia: patologia e clinica degli organi a secrezione interna (Milan and Bologna, 1916).


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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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