[en-doh-kruh-nol-uh-jee, -krahy-] /ˌɛn doʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi, -kraɪ-/

the branch of biology dealing with the glands and their secretions, especially in relation to their processes or functions.
/ˌɛndəʊkraɪˈnɒlədʒɪ; -krɪ-/
the branch of medical science concerned with the endocrine glands and their secretions

1919, from endocrine + -ology. Related: Endocrinologist.

endocrinology en·do·cri·nol·o·gy (ěn’də-krə-nŏl’ə-jē)
The study of the glands and hormones of the body and their related disorders.
en’do·cri’no·log’ic (-krĭn’ə-lŏj’ĭk) or en’do·crin’o·log’i·cal adj.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system.


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