exocrine gland

noun

Definition of exocrine gland

: a gland (such as a salivary gland or part of the pancreas) that releases a secretion external to or at the surface of an organ by means of a canal or duct

First Known Use of exocrine gland

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Exocrine gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exocrine%20gland. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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exocrine gland

noun

Medical Definition of exocrine gland

: a gland (as a sweat gland, a salivary gland, or a kidney) that releases a secretion external to or at the surface of an organ by means of a canal or duct

called also gland of external secretion

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