endocrine gland

Definitions

Medical

  • noun a gland without a duct which produces hormones which are introduced directly into the bloodstream, e.g. the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, the adrenal gland and the gonads.

Sports

  • noun any gland of the body that secretes hormones directly into the blood or lymph, e.g. the thyroid, pituitary, pineal and adrenal glands
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