eccrine

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

Definition of eccrine

: 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


Medical Dictionary

eccrine

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

medical Definition of eccrine

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

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