exocrine

adjective
exo·crine | \ˈek-sə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

Definition of exocrine 

: producing, being, or relating to a secretion that is released outside its source exocrine pancreatic cells

First Known Use of exocrine

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exocrine

borrowed from French, from exo- exo- + -crine (in endocrine endocrine entry 1)

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exocrine

adjective
exo·crine | \ˈek-sə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn \

Medical Definition of exocrine 

: producing, being, or relating to a secretion that is released outside its source exocrine pancreatic cells exocrine functions exocrine insufficiency

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