from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to a type of glandular secretion in which the apical portion of the secreting cell is released along with the secretory products.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to an apocrine gland, or to its secretions
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- adj. (of exocrine glands) producing a secretion in which part of the secreting cell is released with the secretion
Probably from Greek apokrīnein, to set apart : apo-, apo- + krīnein, to separate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)