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eccrine

[ek-rin, -rahyn, -reen] /ˈɛk rɪn, -raɪn, -rin/
adjective, Physiology
1.
of or relating to certain sweat glands, distributed over the entire body, that secrete a type of sweat important for regulating body heat (distinguished from apocrine).
2.
of or relating to secretions of these glands:
eccrine sweat.
3.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Greek ekkrī́nein to secrete (see eccrinology), as if with -ine1; cf. apocrine, endocrine
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British Dictionary definitions for eccrine

eccrine

/ˈɛkrɪn/
adjective
1.
of or denoting glands that secrete externally, esp the numerous sweat glands on the human body Compare apocrine
Word Origin
from Greek ekkrinein to secrete, from ek-ec- + krinein to separate
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eccrine in Medicine

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

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

  2. Exocrine.

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