[ek-rin, -rahyn, -reen]
Origin of eccrine
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- of or denoting glands that secrete externally, esp the numerous sweat glands on the human bodyCompare apocrine
Word Origin for eccrine
from Greek ekkrinein to secrete, from ek- ec- + krinein to separate
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eccrine(ĕk′rĭn, -rīn′, -rēn′)
- Relating to an eccrine gland or its secretion, as of sweat.
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