Meaning of APOCRINE in English



Pronunciation: ' a-p ə -kr ə n, - ˌ kr ī n, - ˌ kr ē n

Function: adjective

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary apo- + Greek krinein to separate ― more at CERTAIN

Date: 1926

: producing a fluid secretion by pinching off one end of the secretory cell while leaving the rest intact <an apocrine gland> also : produced by an apocrine gland

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