ductless

ductless
adj. lacking or not using a duct or ducts.
Phrases and idioms:
ductless gland a gland secreting directly into the bloodstream: also called endocrine gland.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Ductless — Duct less, a. Having to duct or outlet; as, a ductless gland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ductless — ► ADJECTIVE Anatomy ▪ (of a gland) secreting directly into the bloodstream (e.g. an endocrine gland) …   English terms dictionary

  • Ductless gland — Ductless glands are glands that secrete their product directly onto a surface rather than through a duct. Examples are the goblet cells in the epithelial surface of the digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems. Many endocrine… …   Wikipedia

  • ductless gland — n. an endocrine gland * * * …   Universalium

  • ductless gland — n ENDOCRINE GLAND * * * see endocrine gland …   Medical dictionary

  • ductless gland — n. an endocrine gland …   English World dictionary

  • ductless glands — plural noun (anatomy) Masses of glandular tissue that lack ducts and discharge their products directly into the blood • • • Main Entry: ↑duct …   Useful english dictionary

  • ductless gland — noun any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream • Syn: ↑endocrine gland, ↑endocrine • Derivationally related forms: ↑endocrinal (for: ↑endocrine) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ductless — adjective see duct I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ductless — See ductal. * * * …   Universalium

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