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Definition of the noun endocrine

What does endocrine mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: endocrines

  1. the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
  2. any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream

Alternative definition of the noun endocrine


  1. The secretion of an endocrine gland.
  2. An endocrine gland.

Definition of the adjective endocrine

What does endocrine mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions

Phrases with endocrine

  1. endocrine gland
  2. endocrine system

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for endocrine

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Body Systems (2010)

by Julie McDowell

The following sections will provide a closer look at the function of each of the endocrine glands.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Accessory glands Spermatids Spermatocytes Cysts Spermatogonia Endocrine Regulation of Insect Reproduction, Figure 25 (a). The generalized male reproductive system. (b). A single testicular follicle showing the zones of sperm maturation ...

Google previewAlternative Dictionary Of Symptoms And Cures (2013)

A Comprehensive Guide to Diseases and Their Orthodox and Alternative Remedies by Dr Caroline Shreeve

THE BODY'S MAIN endocrine (ductless) glands are the pituitary, the thyroid, the parathyroids, the adrenals, the pancreas and the sex glands (ovaries and testes). The pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids and adrenals form separate and distinct ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health and Aging (2007)

by Kyriakos S. Markides

Aging is associated with a number of changes in muscle mass and function that may be caused by agerelated endocrine changes and, conversely, may also be responsible for changes in the effects of some hormones. The most sticking effect ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

Some authorities like Srikanthmurthy, suggest the endocrine system is also not uniquely identified by ancient Áyurvedic texts, and can be considered the 15th srotas system. Using cross-referencing, by knowing a symptom, Áyurveda can find ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

By its structural and functional relationships with the nervous system and the endocrine glands, it acts as a mediator of both the nervous system and the endocrine system. gland, sublingual salivary, n the smallest of the major salivary glands.

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

endocrine glands the ductless glands that produce hormones which pass directly into the blood or lymph to influence distant structures. They include the hypothalamus, pineal body (gland) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2009)

by William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen

The challenges associated with conducting endocrine studies on cetaceans are largely logistical and several studies have been conducted on both captive and free-ranging cetaceans to develop non-invasive or novel methods of sample ...

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Endocrine Meaning

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Scrabble value of E1N1D2O1C3R1I1N1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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