exocrine gland

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exocrine gland

n.
A gland, such as a sebaceous gland or sweat gland, that releases its secretions to the body's cavities, organs, or surface through a duct.

exocrine gland,

a gland that discharges its secretions through ducts opening on internal or external surfaces of the body. An example is the lacrimal gland.See also gland.

ex·o·crine gland

a gland from which secretions reach a free surface of the body, frequently through ducts.

ex·o·crine gland

(ek'sō-krin gland)
A gland from which secretions reach a free surface of the body by ducts.
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Exocrine (pronounced EX-o-krin) cells are part of the exocrine system and produce the digestive juices.