eccrine gland


ec·crine gland

noun \ˈe-krən-, -ˌkrīn-, -ˌkrēn-\

Definition of ECCRINE GLAND

:  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 of ECCRINE GLAND

Greek ekkrinein to secrete, from ek-, ex- out + krinein to separate — more at certain
First Known Use: circa 1927

eccrine gland

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ECCRINE GLAND

: 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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