Definition of endocrine adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈendəʊkrɪn//
, BrE//ˈendəʊkraɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈendəkrɪn//
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connected with glands that put hormones and other products directly into the blood the endocrine system compare exocrine Word Origin early 20th cent.: from endo- ‘within’ + Greek krinein ‘sift’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: endocrine