Sudoriferous glands
Sudoriferous Su`dor*if"er*ous, a. [L. sudor sweat + -ferous.] (Physiol.) Producing, or secreting, sweat; sudoriparous. [1913 Webster]

{Sudoriferous glands} (Anat.), small convoluted tubular glands which are situated in the subcutaneous tissues and discharge by minute orifices in the surface of the skin; the sweat glands. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sudoriferous — Su dor*if er*ous, a. [L. sudor sweat + ferous.] (Physiol.) Producing, or secreting, sweat; sudoriparous. [1913 Webster] {Sudoriferous glands} (Anat.), small convoluted tubular glands which are situated in the subcutaneous tissues and discharge by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sudoriferous — adjective Etymology: Late Latin sudorifer, from Latin sudor sweat (from sudare to sweat) + ifer iferous more at sweat Date: 1597 producing or conveying sweat < sudoriferous glands > < a sudoriferous duct > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sudoriferous Search —    One of two glands (the other is the sebaceous gland) which is the building block of all other glands. The sudoriferous gland is a tubular sweat gland located just below the deer’s skin. This gland is responsible for most of the chemical… …   Hunting glossary

  • Sudoriferous gland — The sudoriferous (sweat) glands are small tubular structures situated within and under the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue). They discharge sweat by tiny openings in the surface of the skin. The sweat is a transparent colorless acidic fluid with …   Medical dictionary

  • sudoriferous gland — noun any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration • Syn: ↑sweat gland • Hypernyms: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland • Hyponyms: ↑apocrine gland, ↑eccrine gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweat glands — Sweat Sweat, n. [Cf. OE. swot, AS. sw[=a]t. See {Sweat}, v. i.] 1. (Physiol.) The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ceruminous glands — are specialized sudoriferous glands (sweat glands) located subcutaneously in the external auditory canal. They produce cerumen or earwax which lubricates and cleans the auditory canal, and serves as a barrier to trap foreign particles (dust,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gland, sudoriferous — The sudoriferous (sweat) glands are small tubular structures situated within and under the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue). They discharge sweat by tiny openings in the surface of the skin. The sweat is a transparent colorless acidic fluid with …   Medical dictionary

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sweat — Sweat, n. [Cf. OE. swot, AS. sw[=a]t. See {Sweat}, v. i.] 1. (Physiol.) The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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