- sudoriferous) glands are small tubular structures situated within and under the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue). They discharge sweat by tiny openings in the surface of the skin. The sweat is a transparent colorless acidic fluid with a peculiar odor. It contains some fatty acids and mineral matter. It is also called perspiration.
* * *sweat gland n a simple tubular gland of the skin that secretes perspiration, in humans is widely distributed in nearly all parts of the skin, and consists typically of an epithelial tube extending spirally from a minute pore on the surface of the skin into the dermis or subcutaneous tissues where it ends in a convoluted tuft called also sudoriferous gland, sudoriparous gland
* * *a simple coiled tubular exocrine gland that lies in the dermis of the skin. A long duct carries its secretion (sweat) to the surface of the skin. Sweat glands occur over most of the surface of the body; they are particularly abundant in the armpits, on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands, and on the forehead.
* * *glandula sudorifera.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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sweat gland — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sweat gland : singular sweat gland plural sweat glands an organ in your body that produces sweat … English dictionary
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