Definitions

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

  • adjective Secreting externally, directly or through a duct.
  • adjective Relating to or produced by an exocrine gland.

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

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

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

  • noun a gland that secretes externally through a duct
  • adjective of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions

Etymologies

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

[exo– + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

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