endocrine gland

noun
any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
Syn: ↑endocrine, ↑ductless gland
Derivationally related forms: ↑endocrinal (for: ↑endocrine)
Hypernyms: ↑gland, ↑secretory organ, ↑secretor, ↑secreter
Hyponyms:
Part Holonyms: ↑endocrine system

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noun
: a gland that produces an endocrine secretion — called also gland of internal secretion

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any of various glands, as the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, that secrete certain substances or hormones directly into the blood or lymph; ductless gland.
[1910-15]

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endocrine gland UK [ˈendəʊkraɪn ˌɡlænd] US [ˈendəkrɪn ˌɡlænd] noun [countable] [singular endocrine gland plural endocrine glands] medical
an organ in your body that produces hormones that go directly into your blood or into your lymph vessels
Thesaurus: glandshyponym

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endocrine gland,
any one of various glands that produce secretions that pass directly into the bloodstream or lymph instead of into a duct; ductless gland; gland of internal secretion. The thyroid, the thymus, and the pituitary are endocrine glands. They secrete hormones that influence or regulate other organs in the body.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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