Endocrine



[en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen] /ˈɛn də krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin/ Anatomy, Physiology

adjective, Also, endocrinal
[en-duh-krahyn-l, -kreen-l] /ˌɛn dəˈkraɪn l, -ˈkrin l/ (Show IPA), endocrinic
[en-duh-krin-ik] /ˈɛn dəˈkrɪn ɪk/ (Show IPA), .
1.
secreting internally into the blood or lymph.
2.
of or relating to an or its secretion.
noun
3.
an internal secretion; hormone.
4.
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/ˈɛndəʊˌkraɪn; -krɪn/
adjective
1.
of or denoting endocrine glands or their secretions: endocrine disorders
noun
2.
an endocrine gland
adj.

“secretly, internally,” 1914, from endo- + Latinized form of Greek krinein “to separate, distinguish” (see crisis).

endocrine en·do·crine (ěn’də-krĭn, -krēn’, -krīn’)
adj.

n.

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