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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Secreting internally.
  • adjective Of or relating to endocrine glands or the hormones secreted by them.
  • noun The secretion of an endocrine gland; a hormone.
  • noun An endocrine gland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Producing internal secretions that are transported around the body by the bloodstream.
  • adjective Pertaining to the endocrine glands or their secretions.
  • noun The secretion of an endocrine gland.
  • noun An endocrine gland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions
  • noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
  • noun the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : Greek endo-, endo- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

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From endo- + Ancient Greek κρίνειν (krinein, "to separate").

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