exocrinology

noun
exo·​cri·​nol·​o·​gy | \ ˌek-sə-kri-ˈnäl-ə-jē, -ˌkrī-, -ˌkrē- How to pronounce exocrinology (audio) \
plural exocrinologies

Medical Definition of exocrinology

: the study of external secretions (as pheromones) that serve an integrative function

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“Exocrinology.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/exocrinology. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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