holocrine gland

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holocrine gland

[′häl·ə·krən ‚gland]
(physiology)
A structure whose cells undergo dissolution and are entirely extruded, together with the secretory product.
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cribrarius the dissolution of the sperm plug was associated with desquamation cells producing holocrine secretions.
The release of the exudate is holocrine in Swartzia dipetala (Fig.
In the midgut of insects holocrine secretion may occur when secretory vesicles are stored in the cytoplasm until they are released; at this time, the whole secretory cell is lost to the midgut lumen.
each follicle is associated with a holocrine sebaceous gland, and apocrine sweat gland and an arrector pilli muscle with no discernible follicle group but in sheep of present study both primary and secondary follicles were present in discernable follicle groups.
The secretory mechanism is described as apocrine in Panulirus argus (Travis, 1992), merocrine or apocrine in Caridina laevis (Pillai, 1992) and holocrine in P.