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partly secreting: denoting that type of glandular secretion in which the secreting cell remains intact throughout the process of formation and discharge of the secretory products, as in the salivary and pancreatic glands. See also apocrine and holocrine.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a gland that releases only an acellular secretory product, in contrast to a holocrine gland.
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merocrine(mĕr′ə-krĭn, -krīn′, -krēn′)
Of or relating to a gland whose secretory cells remain undamaged during secretion.
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