apocrine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ap'u-krin, -krīn", -krēn"), [key]
— adj. Physiol.
  1. of or pertaining to certain glands whose secretions are acted upon by bacteria to produce the characteristic odor of perspiration (distinguished from eccrine).
  2. of or pertaining to such secretions: apocrine sweat.
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