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English adjective: endocrine

1. endocrine of or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions

SamplesEndocrine system.



English noun: endocrine

1. endocrine (body) the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

Synonymshormone, internal secretion

Broader (hypernym)secretion

Narrower (hyponym)ACTH, ADH, Adrenalin, adrenaline, adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotrophin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, adrenosterone, antidiuretic hormone, catecholamine, corticotrophin, corticotropin, epinephrin, epinephrine, gastrointestinal hormone, GI hormones, glucagon, glucocorticoid, gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin, growth hormone, human growth hormone, hypothalamic releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, insulin, melanocyte-stimulating hormone, melatonin, MSH, neurohormone, oxytocin, parathormone, parathyroid hormone, Pitocin, Pitressin, protirelin, relaxin, releasing factor, releasing hormone, RH, sex hormone, somatotrophic hormone, somatotrophin, somatotropic hormone, somatotropin, steroid, steroid hormone, STH, thymosin, thyroid hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotrophic hormone, thyrotrophin, thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin, thyrotropin-releasing factor, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, TRF, TRH, TSH, vasopressin

2. endocrine (body) any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream

Synonymsductless gland, endocrine gland

Broader (hypernym)gland, secreter, secretor, secretory organ

Narrower (hyponym)adenohypophysis, adrenal, adrenal cortex, adrenal gland, adrenal medulla, anterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland, corpus luteum, epiphysis, epiphysis cerebri, gonad, hypophysis, islands of Langerhans, isles of Langerhans, islets of Langerhans, neurohypophysis, parathyroid, parathyroid gland, pars anterior, pars distilis, pars intermedia, pars nervosa, pineal body, pineal gland, pituitary, pituitary body, pituitary gland, posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland, prostate, prostate gland, sex gland, suprarenal gland, thymus, thymus gland, thyroid, thyroid gland

Part meronymendocrine system

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