Share this entry

Share this page

sweat gland

Syllabification: sweat gland

Definition of sweat gland in English:

noun

A small gland that secretes sweat, situated in the dermis of the skin. Such glands are found over most of the body, and have a simple coiled tubular structure.
Example sentences
  • Inability to sweat is called anhidrosis and is usually caused by skin diseases that block sweat glands, birth defects in sweat gland, burn injuries and a neurologic condition called Guillian Barre Syndrome.
  • The version used today, designed in the 1920s by Leonarde Keeler, records respiration as well as sweat gland and cardiovascular activity.
  • In the human skin, amyloid is found in close connection with the sweat glands and sebaceous glands, which display a great functional activity (Schilder).

Definition of sweat gland in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…