mixed gland


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Related to mixed gland: exocrine gland, mucous gland, Weber's gland

mixed gland

1. a gland that contains both serous and mucous secretory units;
2. a gland that is both exocrine and endocrine, for example, the pancreas.

mix·ed gland

(mikst gland)
1. A gland that contains both serous and mucous secretory units.
2. A gland that is both exocrine and endocrine, e.g., the pancreas.

mixed gland

1. A gland that secretes in two different fashions, e.g., endocrine and exocrine, such as the pancreas.
2. A gland that contains two different secretory cell types, e.g., mucous and serous cells, such as in the salivary glands.
See also: gland