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

  • n. Any of the numerous small, tubular glands that are found nearly everywhere in the skin of humans and that secrete perspiration externally through pores to help regulate body temperature.

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  • n. An exocrine gland found under the skin in mammals for regulating body temperature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration


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