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endocrine glands


Definition: glands that have no ducts, their secretions being absorbed directly into the blood; collectively, these glands constitute the endocrine system.

Synonym(s): glandulae endocrinaeTA, ductless glands, endocrine system, glands of internal secretion, glandulae sine ductibus

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