eccrine

1. SYN: exocrine (1). 2. Denoting the flow of sweat from skin glands unconnected to hair follicles. [G. ek-krino, to secrete]

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ec·crine 'ek-rən, -.rīn, -.rēn adj of, relating to, having, or being eccrine glands compare APOCRINE, HOLOCRINE, MEROCRINE

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adj.
1. describing sweat glands that are distributed all over the body. Their ducts open directly onto the surface of the skin and they are densest on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. Compare apocrine.

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ec·crine (ekґrin) exocrine, with special reference to ordinary sweat glands.

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