Holocrine is a term used to classify the mode of secretion in exocrine glands in the study of histology. Holocrine secretions are produced in the cytoplasm of the cell and released by the rupture of the plasma membrane, which destroys the cell and results in the secretion of the product into the lumen.
Holocrine secretion of the gland is the most devastating for the cells, not the master who begot the type of cells, secretion from merocrine secretion is the least dangerous and apocrine secretion falling in between.
Examples of holocrine glands include the sebaceous glands of the skin and the meibomian glands of the eyelids. Sebaceous glands-is an example of a holocrine gland because its product of secretion of the sebum out of the remnants of dead cells.
- releases its product and no part of the gland is lost or damaged compare holocrine and apocrine The term eccrine is specifically used to designate merocrine
- is called a branched gland. Exocrine glands are named apocrine glands, holocrine glands, or merocrine glands based on how their products are secreted.
- part of cytoplasm. Apocrine secretion is less damaging to the gland than holocrine secretion which destroys a cell but more damaging than merocrine secretion
- the Latin word secare which means to cut Secarecytosis differs from holocrine and apocrine secretory mechanisms in that it occurs only during development
- snake glands are holocrine glands, meaning that the gland s cells are secreted along with the substance the gland makes. These holocrine glands in snakes
- cytoskeletal biopolymers keratin - like intermediate filaments of possible holocrine origin. Eptatretus bischoffii Integrated Taxonomic Information System
- sweat gland of arm pit, pubic region, skin around anus, lips and nipples. Holocrine glands the entire cell disintegrates to secrete its substances, e.g
- Femoral pores are a part of a holocrine secretory gland found on the inside of the thighs of certain lizards and amphisbaenians which releases pheromones
- glands often written with a small m and also called tarsal glands are holocrine type exocrine glands, along the rims of the eyelid inside the tarsal plate
- marking territory. The openings of the glands are plugged with a solid, holocrine secretion that is removed when it moves through tunnels and leaves a secretion