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

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

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  • noun any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration


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