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

  • adj. Secreting externally, directly or through a duct: exocrine cells.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or produced by an exocrine gland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Producing external secretions that are released through a duct.
  • adj. Pertaining to the exocrine glands or their secretions.

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

  • n. a gland that secretes externally through a duct
  • adj. of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions


exo- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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