from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various glands producing hormonal secretions that pass directly into the bloodstream. The endocrine glands include the thyroid, parathyroids, anterior and posterior pituitary, pancreas, adrenals, pineal, and gonads. Also called ductless gland.
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- n. Any of various glands that secrete hormones directly into the blood or lymph and not through a duct.
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- n. any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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