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Definition of "endocrine" []

  • Secreting internally. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to endocrine glands or the hormones secreted by them. (adjective)
  • The secretion of an endocrine gland; a hormone. (noun)
  • An endocrine gland. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "endocrine" in a sentence
  • "That's a direct quote from one of my all-time heroines, Dr. Theo Colborn, author of "Our Stolen Future" and one of the scientists who coined the term "endocrine disruption" 20 years ago."
  • "While research continues, some suggest that long-term exposure to DEHP and other phthalates, particularly among children, results in endocrine disruption that could lead to changes in hormone levels, including an appearance of some female characteristics in young adolescent males and — some research suggests — a reduction in penis size."
  • "The vibrations from the environment are picked up by the hormonal interface that we call the endocrine system."