[ek-rin, -rahyn, -reen]
adjective Physiology.
of or pertaining to certain sweat glands, distributed over the entire body, that secrete a type of sweat important for regulating body heat (distinguished from apocrine ).
of or pertaining to secretions of these glands: eccrine sweat.

1925–30; < Greek ekkrī́nein to secrete (see eccrinology), as if with -ine1; cf. apocrine, endocrine Unabridged
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eccrine (ˈɛkrɪn)
Compare apocrine of or denoting glands that secrete externally, esp the numerous sweat glands on the human body
[from Greek ekkrinein to secrete, from ek-ec- + krinein to separate]

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eccrine ec·crine (ěk'rĭn, -rīn', -rēn')

  1. Relating to an eccrine gland or its secretion, as of sweat.

  2. Exocrine.

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