endocrine glands


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en·do·crine glands

[TA]
glands that have no ducts, their secretions being absorbed directly into the blood; collectively, these glands constitute the endocrine system.
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en·do·crine glands

(en'dō-krin glandz) [TA]
Glands that have no ducts, their secretions being absorbed directly into the blood.
Synonym(s): ductless glands.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

en·do·crine glands

(en'dō-krin glandz) [TA]
Glands that have no ducts, their secretions being absorbed directly into the blood.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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