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

 

endocrine

 adjective
adjective
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