eccrine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐκκρίνω (ekkrīnō, to separate).

Pronunciation[edit]

(US) IPA(key): /'ɛk.rɪn/, /'ɛk.raɪn/, /'ɛk.rin/

Adjective[edit]

eccrine (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a certain type of sweat gland; merocrine.
  2. Pertaining to sweat.
  3. Exocrine.

Usage notes[edit]

As a synonym of merocrine, eccrine applies specifically to sweat glands and their secretions.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eccrine f

  1. feminine plural of eccrino