sweat gland
noun Date: 1845 a simple tubular gland of the skin that excretes perspiration, is widely distributed in nearly all parts of the human skin, and consists typically of an epithelial tube extending spirally from a minute pore on the surface of the skin into the dermis or subcutaneous tissues where it ends in a convoluted tuft

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  • sweat gland — n a small organ under your skin that produces sweat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sweat gland — sweat ,gland noun count an organ in your body that produces SWEAT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sweat gland — sweat′ gland n. anat. one of the minute, coiled, tubular glands of the skin that secrete sweat • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • sweat gland — n. any of the very small, coiled, tubular glands in the subcutaneous tissue that secrete sweat: see SKIN …   English World dictionary

  • Sweat gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption2 = Cross section of all skin layers. Sweat gland is labeled at center. Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = Sweat+glands MeshNumber = DorlandsPre …   Wikipedia

  • sweat gland — noun any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑sudoriferous gland • Hypernyms: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland • Hyponyms: ↑apoc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweat gland — The sweat (sudoriferous) 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

  • sweat gland — Anat. one of the minute, coiled, tubular glands of the skin that secrete sweat. [1835 45] * * * Either of two types of perspiration glands in the skin. Eccrine sweat glands, controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, use evaporation to cool… …   Universalium

  • sweat gland — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sweat gland : singular sweat gland plural sweat glands an organ in your body that produces sweat …   English dictionary

  • sweat gland — a simple coiled tubular exocrine gland that lies in the dermis of the skin. A long duct carries its secretion (sweat) to the surface of the skin. Sweat glands occur over most of the surface of the body; they are particularly abundant in the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sweat gland — /ˈswɛt glænd/ (say swet gland) noun one of the minute, coiled, tubular glands of the skin that secrete sweat; a sudoriferous gland …   Australian English dictionary

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