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|+||Organ specialised for secretion by the infolding of an epithelial sheet. |
|+||The secretory [[epithelial]] [[cell]]s may either be arranged as an acinus with a duct or as a tubule. Glands from which release occurs to a free epithelial surface are exocrine, those that release product to the circulatory system are endocrine glands. |