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glossary:gland

Organ specialised for secretion by the infolding of an epithelial sheet.

The secretory epithelial cells may either be arranged as an acinus with a duct or as a tubule. Glands from which release occurs to a free epithelial surface are exocrine, those that release product to the circulatory system are endocrine glands.

glossary/gland.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)