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exocrine gland

(ĕk`səkrən): see glandgland,
organ that manufactures chemical substances. A gland may vary from a single cell to a complex system of tubes that unite and open onto a surface through a duct. The endocrine glands, e.g.
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Exocrine Gland

 

in animals and humans, a gland that secretes the substances it forms through ducts onto the surface of the body or of mucous membranes or into a cavity. Exocrine glands include the sebaceous, salivary, sweat, mammary, lacrimal, and musk glands, as well as the liver, glands of the gastrointestinal tract, and other glands that release secretions into the alimentary canal.

exocrine gland

[′ek·sə·krən ‚gland]
(physiology)
A structure whose secretion is passed directly or by ducts to its exterior surface, or to another surface which is continuous with the external surface of the gland.

exocrine gland

Med any gland, such as a salivary or sweat gland, that secretes its products through a duct onto an epithelial surface
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