merocrine

merocrine
See m. gland. [mero- + G. krino, to separate]

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mero·crine 'mer-ə-krən, -.krīn, -.krēn adj producing a secretion that is discharged without major damage to the secreting cells <\merocrine glands> also of or produced by a merocrine gland <a \merocrine secretion> compare APOCRINE, ECCRINE, HOLOCRINE

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adj.
describing a type of secretion in which the glandular cells remain intact during the process of secretion.

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mero·crine (merґo-krin) [mero-1 + Gr. krinein to separate] partly secreting; denoting that type of glandular secretion in which the secreting cell remains intact throughout the process of formation and discharge of the secretory products; as in the salivary and pancreatic glands. Cf. apocrine and holocrine.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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