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 a peculiar odor. It contains some fatty acids and mineral matter. It is also called perspiration.

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • Gland, sweat — 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

  • sudoriferous — [ˌsu:də rɪf(ə)rəs] adjective (of a gland) secreting sweat. Origin C16 (in the sense sudorific ): from late L. sudorifer (from L. sudor sweat ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

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  • exocrine gland — noun a gland that secretes externally through a duct • Syn: ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland • Hypernyms: ↑gland, ↑secretory organ, ↑secretor, ↑secreter • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • duct gland — noun a gland that secretes externally through a duct • Syn: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine • Hypernyms: ↑gland, ↑secretory organ, ↑secretor, ↑secreter • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • apocrine gland — noun a large sweat gland that produces both a fluid and an apocrine secretion; in human beings located in hairy regions of the body • Hypernyms: ↑sweat gland, ↑sudoriferous gland * * * noun : any of the large sweat glands that produce both a… …   Useful english dictionary

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