[hol-uh-seen, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌsin, ˈhoʊ lə-/ Geology
of, denoting, or formed in the second and most recent epoch of the Quaternary period, which began 10 000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene
the Holocene, the Holocene epoch or rock series
in reference to the epoch that began 10,000 years ago and continues today, 1897, from French holocène (1867), from Greek holo-, comb. form of holos “whole” (see safe (adj.)) + -cene.
The more recent of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period, beginning at the end of the last major Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. It is characterized by the development of human civilizations. Also called Recent. See Chart at geologic time.
holocord hol·o·cord (hŏl’ə-kôrd’, hō’lə-) adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the spinal cord throughout its length.
[hol-uh-krin, -krahyn, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl ə krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, ˈhoʊ lə-/ adjective 1. (of a gland) releasing a secretion that is a product of disintegrating cells. 2. (of a secretion) released by such a gland. /ˈhɒləkrɪn/ adjective 1. (of the secretion of glands) characterized by disintegration of the entire glandular cell in releasing its product, as in […]
/ˌhɒləˈkrɪstəˌlaɪn/ adjective 1. (of igneous rocks) having only crystalline components and no glass Compare hemicrystalline
- Holocrine gland
holocrine gland n. A gland whose secretion consists of its own disintegrated secretory cells along with its secretory product.