[ek-rin, -rahyn, -reen] /ˈɛk rɪn, -raɪn, -rin/
of or relating to certain sweat glands, distributed over the entire body, that secrete a type of sweat important for regulating body heat (distinguished from ).
of or relating to secretions of these glands:
of or denoting glands that secrete externally, esp the numerous sweat glands on the human body Compare apocrine
eccrine ec·crine (ěk’rĭn, -rīn’, -rēn’)
- Eccrine gland
eccrine gland or eccrine sweat gland n. Any of the numerous small sweat glands distributed over the body’s surface that produce a clear aqueous secretion devoid of cytoplasmic constituents and important in regulating body temperature.
- Eccrine poroma
eccrine poroma n. A poroma of the eccrine glands on the sole of the foot.
[ek-ruh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌɛk rəˈnɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of physiology and anatomy dealing with secretions and the secretory glands. /ˌɛkrɪˈnɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of medical science concerned with secretions of the eccrine glands noun the scientific study of glands’ excretions and secretions Word Origin eccrino- ‘secrete’
eccrisis ec·cri·sis (ěk’rĭ-sĭs) n.