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

Origin and Etymology of paracrine

1para- + -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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