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

Origin and Etymology of exocrine

International Scientific Vocabulary exo- + Greek krinein to separate — more at certain


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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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