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Search Results for: exocrine gland

Sebaceous gland

Definition noun, plural: sebaceous glands An exocrine gland secreting sebum that lubricates hair and skin Supplement A... Read More

Endocrine gland

Definition noun, plural: endocrine glands Any of the ductless glands secreting hormones that are released directly into... Read More

Merocrine gland

Definition noun, plural: merocrine glands A type of exocrine gland in which the secretory products are released without... Read More

Exocrine glands

Exocrine gland (Science: anatomy) a gland that secretes its products through ducts or canals, such as sweatglands or mammary... Read More

Apocrine gland

Definition noun, plural: apocrine glands A type of exocrine gland in which the secretory products are released together... Read More

Endocrine system

Definition noun The bodily system consists of the endocrine glands, and is responsible for the production and secretion of... Read More

Preputial gland

Definition noun, plural: preputial glands A type of sebaceous gland located in the folds of skin front of certain mammalian... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough and... Read More

Myoepithelial cell

Definition noun, plural: myoepithelial cells (1) (histology) A slender, spindle-shaped contractile cell forming the thin... Read More

Areolar gland

Definition noun, plural: areolar glands Any of the sebaceous glands in the areola surrounding the nipple Supplement Areolar... Read More

Lacrimal gland

Definition noun, plural: lacrimal glands Either of the two almond-shaped glands in the upper lateral part of the orbit and... Read More

Exocrine gland

Glands that have ducts through which their secretions are carried to a particular site. ''Human anatomy and physiology,... Read More

Sebum

Definition noun An oily substance produced and secreted by sebaceous gland Supplement Sebum is the substance produced and... Read More

Secretion

Definition noun, plural: secretions (1) The physiological process of synthesizing and eventually releasing substances from... Read More

Apocrine

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or relating to the mode of secretion or to a kind of gland in which a part of the... Read More

Serous gland

serous gland An exocrine gland that produces a watery, protein rich secretion, as opposed to a carbohydrate rich mucous... Read More

Serous glands

serous gland An exocrine gland that produces a watery, protein rich secretion, as opposed to a carbohydrate rich mucous... Read More

Salivary gland

salivary gland Any of the saliva-secreting exocrine glands of the oral cavity. Synonym: glandula salivaria. Any of three... Read More

Exocrine

Exocrine 1. (Science: physiology) Secreting outwardly, via a duct. 2. (Science: anatomy) Denoting such a gland or its... Read More

Insulin

Definition noun A polypeptide hormone secreted by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas to regulate the... Read More

Gland

Gland (Science: anatomy) organ specialised for secretion by the infolding of an epithelial sheet. The secretory epithelial... Read More

Minor salivary glands

minor salivary glands The smaller, largely mucous-secreting, exocrine gland's of the oral cavity, consisting of the labial,... Read More

Endocrine

Endocrine Pertaining to internal secretions, hormonal. Compare: exocrine. Origin: gr. Krinein = to separate The secretion of... Read More