- * * *The science and medical specialty concerned with the internal or hormonal secretions and their physiologic and pathologic relations. [endocrine + G. logos, study]
* * *en·do·cri·nol·o·gy .en-də-kri-'näl-ə-jē, -.krī- n, pl -gies a science dealing with the endocrine glandsen·do·cri·nol·o·gist -jəst n
* * *n.• endocrinologist n.
* * *en·do·cri·nol·o·gy (en″do-krĭ-nolґə-je) [endocrine + -logy] 1. the study of hormones, the endocrine system, and their role in the physiology of the body. 2. a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the endocrine system.
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