Definition of eccrine in English:

eccrine

Syllabification: ec·crine
Pronunciation: /ˈekrən, ˈekˌrīn, ˈekˌrēn
 
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adjective

Medicine
Relating to or denoting multicellular glands that do not lose cytoplasm in their secretions, especially the sweat glands found widely distributed on the skin. Compare with apocrine.
More example sentences
  • A newly described variant of superficial lipoma, adenolipoma, is characterized by the presence of eccrine sweat glands in the fatty tumor; this type is often located on the proximal parts of the limbs.
  • Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which the eccrine glands of the palms and soles secrete inappropriately large quantities of sweat.
  • The sweat from the apocrine glands is thicker than that produced by the eccrine glands.

Origin

1930s: from Greek ekkrinein 'secrete', from ek- 'out' + krinein 'sift, separate'.

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