Meaning of ECCRINE in English


/ek"rin, -ruyn, -reen/ , adj. Physiol.

1. of or pertaining to certain sweat glands, distributed over the entire body, that secrete a type of sweat important for regulating body heat (distinguished from apocrine ).

2. of or pertaining to secretions of these glands: eccrine sweat.

3. exocrine.

[ 1925-30; ekkrínein to secrete (see ECCRINOLOGY), as if with -INE 1 ; cf. APOCRINE, ENDOCRINE ]

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