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eccrine gland

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noun ec·crine gland \ˈe-krən-, -ˌkrīn-, -ˌkrēn-\

Definition of eccrine gland

  1. :  any of the rather small sweat glands in the human skin that produce a fluid secretion without removing cytoplasm from the secretory cells —called also eccrine sweat gland



Origin and Etymology of eccrine gland

Greek ekkrinein to secrete, from ek-, ex- out + krinein to separate — more at certain


First Known Use: circa 1927


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eccrine gland

noun ec·crine gland

Medical Definition of eccrine gland

  1. :  any of the rather small sweat glands that produce a fluid secretion without removing cytoplasm from the secreting cells and that are restricted to the human skin—called also eccrine sweat gland




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