ductless gland


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ductless gland

(dŭkt′lĭs)

ductless gland

[dukt′les]
a gland lacking an excretory duct, such as an endocrine gland, that secretes hormones directly into blood or lymph.

ductless gland

A gland with cells that secrete specific molecules into the adjacent interstitial space (paracrine glands) or into the blood stream (endocrine glands).
See also: gland

ductless gland

see ENDOCRINE GLAND.