sweat-gland

sweat gland

noun Anatomy.
one of the minute, coiled, tubular glands of the skin that secrete sweat.

Origin:
1835–45

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sweat gland
 
n
any of the coiled tubular subcutaneous glands that secrete sweat by means of a duct that opens on to the skin

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sweat gland n.
Any of the small, tubular glands that are found nearly everywhere in the skin of humans, that secrete perspiration externally through pores, and that comprise the apocrine sweat and eccrine glands. Also called sudoriferous gland.

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sweat gland  
Any of the numerous small, tubular glands that are found in the skin of many mammals and that secrete sweat externally through pores to help regulate body temperature. In humans and some other mammals, sweat glands are distributed over most of the body surface.
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