eccrine

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adjective ec·crine \ˈe-krən, -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn\

Definition of eccrine

  1. :  merocrine —used especially of sweat glands; also :  produced by an eccrine gland

Origin and Etymology of eccrine

borrowed from German ekkrin, borrowed from Greek ekkrínein “to secrete,” from ek-, variant (before consonants) of ex- “out” + krínein “to separate” — more at 1ex-, 1certain


First Known Use: 1927


Medical Dictionary

adjective ec·crine \ˈek-rən, -ˌrīn, -ˌrēn\

Medical Definition of eccrine

  1. :  of, relating to, having, or being eccrine glands—compare apocrine, holocrine, merocrine


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