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apocrine gland

n.

A coiled, tubular gland whose secretory cells accumulate their products on their apical surfaces that are then pinched off to become the secretion, as in the mammary glands.
Apocrine sweat gland.

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Nearby words

apocope, apocrine, apocrine adenoma, apocrine carcinoma, apocrine chromesthesia, apocrine gland, apocrine metaplasia, apocrine sweat gland, apocrypha, apocryphal, apocryphal gospels
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