su·​do·​rif·​er·​ous ˌsü-də-ˈri-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce sudoriferous (audio)
: producing or conveying sweat
sudoriferous glands
a sudoriferous duct

Word History


Late Latin sudorifer, from Latin sudor sweat (from sudare to sweat) + -ifer -iferous — more at sweat

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sudoriferous was in 1597

Dictionary Entries Near sudoriferous

Cite this Entry

“Sudoriferous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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