Definitions

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

  • adjective Producing or secreting sweat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bearing or producing sweat; sudoriparous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) Producing, or secreting, sweat; sudoriparous.
  • adjective (Anat.) small convoluted tubular glands which are situated in the subcutaneous tissues and discharge by minute orifices in the surface of the skin; the sweat glands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective sweaty or sweating, bearing sweat

Etymologies

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

[From Late Latin sūdōrifer : Latin sūdor, sweat; see sweid- in Indo-European roots + Latin -fer, -fer.]

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From the Latin sūdōrifer ("bearing sweat"). The term originally came from the Latin sūdor ("sweat") from the Latin verb sūdō ("I sweat") + -i- + -fer ("-fer, that which carries") from the Latin verb ferō ("I bring") + -ous (forming -ferous).

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