merocrine

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adjective mer·o·crine \ˈmer-ə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

Definition of merocrine

  1. :  producing a secretion that does not contain cellular components and is discharged without major damage to the secreting cell; also :  produced by a merocrine gland

Origin and Etymology of merocrine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from mero- + Greek krinein to separate — more at certain


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merocrine

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adjective mero·crine \ˈmer-ə-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

Medical Definition of merocrine

  1. :  producing a secretion that is discharged without major damage to the secreting cells merocrine glands; also :  of or produced by a merocrine gland a merocrine secretion—compare apocrine, eccrine, holocrine


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