eccrine

/ek"rin, -ruyn, -reen/, adj. Physiol.
1. of or pertaining to certain sweat glands, distributed over the entire body, that secrete a type of sweat important for regulating body heat (distinguished from apocrine).
2. of or pertaining to secretions of these glands: eccrine sweat.
3. exocrine.
[1925-30; < Gk ekkrínein to secrete (see ECCRINOLOGY), as if with -INE1; cf. APOCRINE, ENDOCRINE]

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