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sweat gland

noun, Anatomy.
one of the minute, coiled, tubular glands of the skin that secrete sweat.
Origin of sweat gland
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • From each pore a tube leads down into the true skin to a coiled tube forming the sweat gland (Fig. 45).

    Health Lessons Alvin Davison
  • This principle holds good for every particle of sweat that reaches the mouth of a sweat gland.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • During this time it is not buried in the skin but is able to retreat rapidly into it through a hair follicle or sweat gland.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
British Dictionary definitions for sweat gland

sweat gland

any of the coiled tubular subcutaneous glands that secrete sweat by means of a duct that opens on to the skin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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sweat gland in Medicine

sweat gland n.
Any of the small, tubular glands that are found nearly everywhere in the skin of humans, that secrete perspiration externally through pores, and that comprise the apocrine sweat and eccrine glands. Also called sudoriferous gland.

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sweat gland in Science
sweat gland  
Any of the numerous small, tubular glands that are found in the skin of many mammals and that secrete sweat externally through pores to help regulate body temperature. In humans and some other mammals, sweat glands are distributed over most of the body surface.
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