from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to an eccrine gland or its secretion, especially sweat.
- adj. Exocrine.
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- adj. pertaining to a certain type of sweat gland
- adj. pertaining to sweat
- adj. exocrine
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of exocrine glands) producing a clear aqueous secretion without releasing part of the secreting cell; important in regulating body temperature
From Greek ekkrīnein, to secrete : ek-, out; see ecto- + krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἐκκρίνω (ekkrīnō, "to separate") (Wiktionary)