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eccrine

[ ek-rin, -rahyn, -reen ]
/ ˈɛk rɪn, -raɪn, -rin /
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adjective Physiology.

of or relating to certain sweat glands, distributed over the entire body, that secrete a type of sweat important for regulating body heat (distinguished from apocrine).
of or relating to secretions of these glands: eccrine sweat.

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Origin of eccrine

1925–30; <Greek ekkrī́nein to secrete (see eccrinology), as if with -ine1; cf. apocrine, endocrine
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British Dictionary definitions for eccrine

eccrine
/ (ˈɛkrɪn) /

adjective

of or denoting glands that secrete externally, esp the numerous sweat glands on the human bodyCompare apocrine
from Greek ekkrinein to secrete, from ek- ec- + krinein to separate
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Medical definitions for eccrine

eccrine
[ ĕkrĭn, -rīn′, -rēn′ ]

adj.

Relating to an eccrine gland or its secretion, as of sweat.
Exocrine.
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