merocrine


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merocrine

[′mer·ə·krən]
(physiology)
Pertaining to glands in which the secretory cells undergo cytological changes without loss of cytoplasm during secretion.
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Milk secretion in cow's udders is of the merocrine type, but in goats and possibly sheep (but research is lacking), it is of the apocrine type.
The cow, with its merocrine system--the milk is discharged without major damage to the secreting cells--doesn't produce milk with these particles.