holocrine

adjective ho·lo·crine \ ˈhō-lə-krən , -ˌkrīn , -ˌkrēn , ˈhä- \

Definition of holocrine

: producing or being a secretion resulting from lysis of secretory cells
  • holocrine sebaceous glands

Origin and Etymology of holocrine

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


Medical Dictionary

holocrine

adjective ho·lo·crine \ ˈhō-lə-krən , -ˌkrīn , -ˌkrēn , ˈhäl-ə- \

medical Definition of holocrine

: producing or being a secretion resulting from lysis of secretory cells
  • holocrine glands
  • holocrine secretions
  • holocrine activity
— compare apocrine, eccrine, merocrine

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