endocrinal vs endocrine what difference

what is difference between endocrinal and endocrine

English

Etymology

endocrine +‎ -al

Adjective

endocrinal (not comparable)

  1. endocrine
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      That he who has the time should lack the force, that she who has the force should lack the time! That a trifling and in all probability tractable obstruction of some endocrinal Bandusia, that a mere matter of forty-five or fifty minutes by the clock, should as effectively as death itself, or as the Hellespont, separate lovers.


English

Alternative forms

  • endocrin (dated)

Etymology

From French endocrine, from endo- + Ancient Greek κρίνω (krínō, to separate).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛndə(ʊ)kɹaɪn/, /ˈɛndə(ʊ)kɹɪn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛnd.oʊ.kɹɪn/

Adjective

endocrine (not comparable)

  1. Producing internal secretions that are transported around the body by the bloodstream.
  2. Pertaining to the endocrine glands or their secretions.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • exocrine

Noun

endocrine (plural endocrines)

  1. The secretion of an endocrine gland.
  2. An endocrine gland.

Anagrams

  • enderonic

Italian

Adjective

endocrine

  1. feminine plural of endocrino

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