apocrine sweat gland
apocrine sweat gland n.
Any of numerous sweat glands found primarily in the skin of the armpit, pubic region, and areolae of the breasts that produce a secretion that is more viscous than that formed by the eccrine glands. Secretions from these glands occur most frequently during periods of emotional stress or sexual excitement.
(initial capital letter) a group of 14 books, not considered canonical, included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate as part of the Old Testament, but usually omitted from Protestant editions of the Bible. various religious writings of uncertain origin regarded by some as inspired, but rejected by most authorities. writings, statements, etc., of doubtful authorship […]
of doubtful authorship or authenticity. Ecclesiastical. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Apocrypha. of doubtful sanction; uncanonical. false; spurious: He told an apocryphal story about the sword, but the truth was later revealed. Contemporary Examples At least half of an apocryphal story known as the Ascension of Isaiah can be attributed to Christian […]
- Apocryphal gospels
plural noun accounts of Christ’s life that are not recognized as part of the New Testament Historical Examples The basis of the tale which Italian painters told for century after century is found in two of the apocryphal gospels. A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools Various They must not be […]
belonging to the Apocynaceae, the dogbane family of plants. adjective of, relating to, or belonging to the Apocynaceae, a family of mostly tropical flowering plants with latex in their stems, including the dogbane, periwinkle, oleander, and some lianas