endocrine gland

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An overview of endocrine glands.

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endocrine gland (plural endocrine glands)

  1. (anatomy) Any of various glands that secrete hormones directly into the blood or lymph and not through a duct.
    • 2019, Bill Bryson, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Black Swan (2020), page 166:
      An endocrine gland is one that secretes its products directly into the bloodstream.

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