Definitions for eccrineˈɛk rɪn, -raɪn, -rin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ec•crineˈɛk rɪn, -raɪn, -rin(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to certain sweat glands, distributed over the entire body, that secrete a type of sweat important for regulating body heat

    Category: Physiology

    Ref: (disting. from apocrine 1 ).

Origin of eccrine:

1925–30; < Gk ekkrinein to secrete (ek-ec - +krinein to separate)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eccrine(adj)

    (of exocrine glands) producing a clear aqueous secretion without releasing part of the secreting cell; important in regulating body temperature

Wiktionary

  1. eccrine(Adjective)

    pertaining to a certain type of sweat gland

  2. eccrine(Adjective)

    pertaining to sweat

  3. eccrine(Adjective)

    exocrine

  4. Origin: From ἐκκρίνω

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