ductless gland

ductless gland
Any gland that secretes hormones directly into the bloodstream; especially the endocrine gland

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  • ductless gland — n ENDOCRINE GLAND * * * see endocrine gland …   Medical dictionary

  • ductless gland — n. an endocrine gland * * * …   Universalium

  • ductless gland — n. an endocrine gland …   English World dictionary

  • ductless gland — noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream • Syn: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine • Derivationally related forms: ↑endocrinal (for: ↑endocrine) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ductless gland — Ductless glands are glands that secrete their product directly onto a surface rather than through a duct. Examples are the goblet cells in the epithelial surface of the digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Many endocrine… …   Wikipedia

  • ductless gland — /dʌktləs ˈglænd/ (say duktluhs gland) noun a gland which possesses no excretory duct, but whose secretion is absorbed directly into the blood or lymph, as the thyroid, adrenals, pituitary gland, and parathyroids …  

  • ductless gland — duct′less gland′ n. anat. endocrine gland • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • ductless gland — noun Date: circa 1852 endocrine gland …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ductless gland. — See endocrine gland. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • ductless gland — noun (C) an endocrine gland …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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