exocrine gland

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ex·o·crine gland

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

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.

ex·o·crine gland

(ek'sō-krin gland)
A gland from which secretions reach a free surface of the body by ducts.

exocrine gland

any gland occurring in animals, the secretions of which are drained by ducts. An example is the salivary gland. Compare ENDOCRINE.
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The secretory glands differ notably in density on different organs of the plant (high concentrations occur on the lower surface of the young leaves, on young twigs, on the tepals, and especially on the perigonal bracts (Fig.
First, the volumetric expansion of the clitellum leads to a linear increase in epidermal surface area, thus providing additional physical space for cocoon secretory glands. Secondly, the diameter of the secreted cocoon sheath will consequently be larger than the body, thus facilitating cocoon deposition via its characteristic sliding over smaller, anterior segments to remove the cocoon sheath (see Stephenson, 1930; Coleman and Shain, 2009).
Among gastropods, limpet, Acmaea tessulata had six types of secretory glands in the foot.
For example, the older bees' secretory glands reactivate.
The skin in this forehead area contains large numbers of secretory glands called apocrine sweat glands.
Morphological and histochemical studies on the secretory glands of starfish tube feet.
Secretory changes overlap with EIN criteria because the nuclei of secretory glands lack polarity, are enlarged, and may be quite pleomorphic.
(2) Although most secretory glands are normally located elsewhere, some are situated near the vibratory margin.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder known to be an inherited disease of the secretory glands, including the glands that make mucus and sweat.