eccrine gland

eccrine gland
eccrine gland n any of the rather small sweat glands that produce a fluid secretion without removing cytoplasm from the secreting cells and that are restricted to the human skin called also eccrine sweat gland

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eccrine sweat gland an ordinary, or simple, sweat gland (glandula sudorifera); they are of the merocrine type, unbranched, coiled, tubular glands that are distributed over almost all of the body surface, and promote cooling by evaporation of their secretion.

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