endocrine vs hormone what difference

what is difference between endocrine and hormone

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


English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ὁρμή (hormḗ, rapid motion forwards, onrush, onset, assault, impulse to do a thing, effort), whence ὁρμάω (hormáō), ὁρμῶ (hormô, to set in motion, to urge on, to cheer on, to make a start, to hasten on).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɔːməʊn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɔːɹmoʊn/

Noun

hormone (plural hormones)

  1. (physiology) Any substance produced by one tissue and conveyed by the bloodstream to another to effect physiological activity.
  2. (pharmacology) A synthetic compound with the same activity.
  3. Any similar substance in plants.

Hyponyms

  • See also Thesaurus:hormone

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

hormone (third-person singular simple present hormones, present participle hormoning, simple past and past participle hormoned)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To treat with hormones.

Anagrams

  • moorhen

French

Pronunciation

  • (mute h) IPA(key): /ɔʁ.mɔn/

Noun

hormone f (plural hormones)

  1. hormone

Derived terms

  • hormonal

Further reading

  • “hormone” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Interlingua

Noun

hormone (plural hormones)

  1. Alternative form of hormon.

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