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



BrE BrE//ˈeksəʊkraɪn//
, BrE//ˈeksəʊkrɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeksəkrɪn//
, NAmE//ˈeksəkriːn//
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connected with glands that do not put substances directly into the blood but export their product through tubes for use outside the body exocrine glands compare endocrine Word Originearly 20th cent.: from exo- ‘outside’ + Greek krinein ‘sift’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exocrine