apocrine secretion


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apocrine secretion

A secretion in which the apical end of a secreting cell is broken off and its contents extruded, as in the mammary gland.
See also: secretion
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Scanning electron micrograph of the anterior midgut epithelium (ep) showing the bubbles (b) of apocrine secretion in the cell apex and the absence of striated border.
Apocrine secretion of amylase and exocytosis of trypsin along the midgut of Tenebrio molitor larvae.
The apocrine secretion is probably due to the intracellular digestion of the nutrients and consequently extrusion of the digestive products into the tubular lumen.