HyperDic: endocrine_gland

English > 1 sense of the expression endocrine gland:
NOUNbodyendocrine gland, endocrine, ductless glandany of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
English > endocrine gland: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAny of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream.
Synonymsendocrine, ductless gland
Part ofendocrine systemThe system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily / bodily metabolic activity
Narroweradrenal cortexThe cortex of the adrenal gland
adrenal gland, adrenal, suprarenal glandEither of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
adrenal medullaThe medulla of the adrenal gland
anterior pituitary, anterior pituitary gland, adenohypophysisThe anterior lobe of the pituitary body
corpus luteumyellow endocrine tissue that forms in a ruptured Graafian follicle following the release of an ovum
gonad, sex glandA gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
islands of Langerhans, isles of Langerhans, islets of Langerhanscell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ
parathyroid gland, parathyroidAny one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
pars distilis, pars anteriorThe anterior part of the anterior pituitary
pars intermediaA thin piece of tissue that has become part of the posterior pituitary
pineal gland, pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysisA small endocrine gland in the brain
pituitary, pituitary gland, pituitary body, hypophysisThe master gland of the endocrine system
posterior pituitary, posterior pituitary gland, neurohypophysis, pars nervosaThe posterior lobe of the pituitary body
prostate gland, prostateA firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra
thymus gland, thymusA ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity
thyroid gland, thyroidLocated near the base of the neck
Broadergland, secretory organ, secretor, secreterAny of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
Spanishendocrina, glándula endocrina, sistema endocrino
Catalanglàndula endocrina
Adjectivesendocrine, endocrinalof or belonging to endocrine glands or their secretions

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