Definition of sudoriferous in English:


Line breaks: su¦dor|ifer|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌs(j)uːdəˈrɪf(ə)rəs


  • (Of a gland) secreting sweat.
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    • The numbers and locations of sudoriferous glands vary greatly between species.
    • The eccrine sudoriferous glands are distributed on the entire surface of the body with more abundance on palms, soles and on the forehead.
    • The action of pilocarpine upon the involuntary muscles is caused in the same manner as upon the sudoriferous glands - by impressing the myo-neural receptors.


late 16th century (in the sense 'sudorific'): from late Latin sudorifer (from Latin sudor 'sweat') + -ous.

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