Type: Term Pronunciation: hol′ō-krin See: holocrine gland
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Form of secretion in which the whole cell is shed from the gland, usually after becoming packed with the main secretory substance. In mammals, sebaceous glands are one of the few examples.
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Form of secretion in which the whole cell is shed from the gland, usually after becoming packed with the main secretory substance. In mammals, sebaceous glands are one of the few examples. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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(ho´lo-krin) wholly secretory, denoting that type of glandular secretion in which the entire secreting cell, along with its accumulated secretion, forms the secreted matter of the gland, as in the sebaceous glands. See also apocrine and merocrine.
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holocrine 1. Relating to a gland whose secretions are derived from the substance of the gland itself; such as, a sebaceous gland. 2. A form of secretion in which the whole cell is shed from the gland, usually after becoming packed with the main secretory substance.
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Holocrine is a term used to classify the mode of secretion in exocrine glands in the study of histology. Holocrine secretions are produced in the cytoplasm of the cell and released by the rupture of the plasma membrane, which destroys the cell and results in the secretion of the product into the lu...
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