eccrine

adjective
ec·​crine | \ ˈe-krən How to pronounce eccrine (audio) , -ˌkrīn, -ˌkrēn \

Definition of eccrine

: merocrine used especially of sweat glands also : produced by an eccrine gland

First Known Use of eccrine

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eccrine

borrowed from German ekkrin, borrowed from Greek ekkrínein "to secrete," from ek- ec- + krínein "to separate" — more at certain entry 1

Note: See note at apocrine.

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“Eccrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eccrine. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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eccrine

adjective
ec·​crine | \ ˈek-rən How to pronounce eccrine (audio) , -ˌrīn How to pronounce eccrine (audio) , -ˌrēn How to pronounce eccrine (audio) \

Medical Definition of eccrine

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

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