Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to an eccrine gland or its secretion, especially sweat.
  • adjective Exocrine.

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  • adjective pertaining to a certain type of sweat gland
  • adjective pertaining to sweat
  • adjective exocrine

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek ekkrīnein, to secrete : ek-, out; see ecto– + krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Ancient Greek ἐκκρίνω (ekkrīnō, "to separate")

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