exocrine gland

Definitions

Food

  • noun a gland that discharges its secretion through a duct into a body cavity or to the exterior, e.g. the sweat glands and salivary glands

Medical

  • noun a gland with ducts which channel secretions to particular parts of the body such as the liver, the sweat glands, the pancreas and the salivary glands.

Sports

  • noun a gland that releases a secretion through a duct to the surface of an organ, e.g. the sweat and salivary glands
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