paracrine

adjective
para·crine | \ˈper-ə-krən, -ˌkrīn, ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of paracrine 

: of, relating to, promoted by, or being a substance secreted by a cell and acting on adjacent cells — compare autocrine

First Known Use of paracrine

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paracrine

para entry 1- + -crine (as in endocrine)

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paracrine

adjective
para·crine | \ˈpar-ə-krən, -ˌkrīn \

Medical Definition of paracrine 

: of, relating to, promoted by, or being a substance secreted by a cell and acting on adjacent cells paracrine stimulation of tumor growth— M. B. Rettig et al — compare autocrine

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