eccrine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ek'rin, -rīn, -rēn), [key]
— adj. Physiol.
  1. of or pertaining to certain sweat glands, distributed over the entire body, that secrete a type of sweat important for regulating body heat (distinguished from apocrine).
  2. of or pertaining to secretions of these glands: eccrine sweat.
  3. exocrine.
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