exocrine gland

noun

Definition of exocrine gland

  1. :  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


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exocrine gland

noun

Medical Definition of exocrine gland

  1. :  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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