- eccrine gland
- A type of simple sweat gland that is found in almost all regions of the skin. These glands produce sweat that reaches the surface of the skin by way of coiled ducts (tubes). The body is cooled as sweat evaporates from the skin.
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eccrine gland — n any of the rather small sweat glands that produce a fluid secretion without removing cytoplasm from the secreting cells and that are restricted to the human skin called also eccrine sweat gland * * * eccrine sweat gland an ordinary, or simple,… … Medical dictionary
eccrine gland — noun a small sweat gland that produces only a fluid; restricted to the human skin • Hypernyms: ↑sweat gland, ↑sudoriferous gland * * * noun : any of the rather small sweat glands that produce an eccrine secretion, are restricted to the human skin … Useful english dictionary
eccrine gland — noun Etymology: Greek ekkrinein to secrete, from ek , ex out + krinein to separate more at certain Date: circa 1927 any of the rather small sweat glands in the human skin that produce a fluid secretion without removing cytoplasm from the… … New Collegiate Dictionary
eccrine gland — sweat gland that is connected to the sympathetic nervous system and is activated in times of fear or stress … English contemporary dictionary
eccrine sweat gland — noun see eccrine gland … New Collegiate Dictionary
eccrine adenoma — any of numerous adnexal adenomas having differentiation toward eccrine gland tissue … Medical dictionary
eccrine porocarcinoma — a carcinoma arising from the sweat pore of an eccrine gland, usually occurring as a plaque, ulcer, or pedunculated mass on a limb … Medical dictionary
Eccrine sweat gland — Latin glandula sudorifera merocrina; glandula sudorifera eccrina Code TH H3.12.00.3.03009 … Wikipedia
Eccrine sweat glands — (sometimes merocrine sweat glands) are coiled tubular glands derived from the outer layer of skin but extending into the inner layer used for body temperature regulation. In humans and many other species, they are distributed over almost the… … Wikipedia
eccrine duct — eccrine sweat duct the duct of an eccrine sweat gland … Medical dictionary