[hol-uh-krin, -krahyn, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl ə krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, ˈhoʊ lə-/
(of a gland) releasing a secretion that is a product of disintegrating cells.
(of a secretion) released by such a gland.
(of the secretion of glands) characterized by disintegration of the entire glandular cell in releasing its product, as in sebaceous glands Compare merocrine, apocrine
holocrine hol·o·crine (hŏl’ə-krĭn, -krīn’, -krēn’, hō’lə-)
Of or relating to a gland whose output consists of disintegrated secretory cells along with the secretory product itself.
/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.
holoendemic hol·o·en·dem·ic (hŏl’ō-ěn-děm’ĭk, hō’lō-) adj. Endemic in the entire population of a given area.
holodiastolic hol·o·di·a·stol·ic (hŏl’ō-dī’ə-stŏl’ĭk, hō’lō-) adj. Relating to or lasting throughout the diastole portion of a heartbeat.