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.

exocrine gland

a gland that discharges its secretions through ducts opening on internal or external surfaces of the body. An example is the lacrimal gland. See also gland.

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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Stickiness of the secretory glands is due to terpene secretions over the outer surface of the glands.
Final resolution of the lacrimal gland controversy is pending, but it appears a general mechanism may occur in other secretory glands and ducts.
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