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Sweat gland   /swɛt glænd/   Listen
Sweat gland

Any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration.  Synonym: sudoriferous gland.

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"Sweat gland" Quotes from Famous Books

... few drops of ether or of any volatile liquid placed on the skin, produce a marked sense of coldness, because the heat necessary to change the liquid into vapor has been drawn rapidly from the skin. This principle holds good for every particle of sweat that reaches the mouth of a sweat gland. As the sweat evaporates, it absorbs a certain amount of heat, and cools ...
— A Practical Physiology • Albert F. Blaisdell

Words linked to "Sweat gland" :   apocrine gland, tegument, cutis, duct gland, exocrine, sudoriferous gland, eccrine gland, skin, exocrine gland

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