paracrine

adjective
para·​crine | \ ˈper-ə-krən How to pronounce paracrine (audio) , -ˌkrīn, ˈpa-rə- How to pronounce paracrine (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paracrine. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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paracrine

adjective
para·​crine | \ ˈpar-ə-krən How to pronounce paracrine (audio) , -ˌkrīn How to pronounce paracrine (audio) \

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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