exocrine

Definitions of exocrine
  1. noun
    a gland that secretes externally through a duct
    synonyms: duct gland, exocrine gland
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    oil gland
    a gland that secretes oil
    sudoriferous gland, sweat gland
    any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration
    lachrymal gland, lacrimal gland, tear gland
    any of the glands in the eyes that secrete tears
    pancreas
    a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
    Cowper's gland, bulbourethral gland
    either of two glands that discharge a component of seminal fluid into the urethra; homologous to Bartholin's gland in the female
    cervical glands, cervical glands of the uterus, glandulae cervicales uteri
    mucus-secreting glands in the mucosa of the uterine cervix
    seminal vesicle
    either of a pair of glands located on either side of the male urinary bladder that open into the vas deferens and that secrete many components of semen during ejaculation
    digestive gland
    any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract
    salivary gland
    any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
    mamma, mammary gland
    milk-secreting organ of female mammals
    nabothian gland
    one of many small glands of the uterine cervix that secrete mucus
    vestibular gland
    a gland that opens into the vestibule of the vagina; secretions lubricate the vagina during coitus
    dug
    an udder or breast or teat
    bag, udder
    mammary gland of bovids (cows and sheep and goats)
    preen gland, uropygial gland
    oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birds
    glandulae sebaceae, sebaceous follicle, sebaceous gland
    a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin
    apocrine gland
    a large sweat gland that produces both a fluid and an apocrine secretion; in human beings located in hairy regions of the body
    eccrine gland
    a small sweat gland that produces only a fluid; restricted to the human skin
    Bartholin's gland
    either of the two posterior vestibular glands that secrete a lubricating mucus; homologous to Cowper's gland in the male
    parotid gland
    a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear
    sublingual gland, sublingual salivary gland
    a small salivary gland that produces mucin (the viscous component of saliva); in human beings it is located on either side of the mouth under the tongue
    mandibular gland, submandibular gland, submandibular salivary gland, submaxillary gland, submaxillary salivary gland
    a salivary gland inside the lower jaw on either side that produces most of the nocturnal saliva; discharges saliva into the mouth under the tongue
    boob, bosom, breast, knocker, tit, titty
    either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    type of:
    gland, secreter, secretor, secretory organ
    any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
  2. adjective
    of or relating to exocrine glands or their secretions
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    Antonyms:
    endocrinal, endocrine
    of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions
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