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endocrin/o is a combining form that refers to “endocrine glands or system”.

The endocrine gland releases hormones straight into the bloodstream and distributes them to tissues and organs throughout the body. The endocrine glands play a key role in controlling many body functions, including growth and development, metabolism, and fertility. Pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands are examples of endocrine glands.