Definition of sudoriferous in English:

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sudoriferous

Pronunciation: /ˌs(j)uːdəˈrɪf(ə)rəs/

adjective

(Of a gland) secreting sweat.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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