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