Definition of Apocrine

1. Adjective. (of exocrine glands) producing a secretion in which part of the secreting cell is released with the secretion. "Mother's milk is one apocrine secretion"

Antonyms: Eccrine



Definition of Apocrine

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to an apocrine gland, or to its secretions ¹

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Definition of Apocrine

1. pertaining to a type of gland [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apocrine

apochromatic
apochromatic lens
apochromatic objective
apocleisis
apocolpia
apocolpium
apocopate
apocopated
apocopates
apocopating
apocopation
apocopations
apocope
apocopes
apocopic
apocrine (current term)
apocrine-gland
apocrine carcinoma
apocrine gland
apocrine glands
apocrine metaplasia
apocrine miliaria
apocrine sweat glands
apocrisiarius
apocrustic
apocrypha
apocryphal
apocryphalist
apocryphalists

Literary usage of Apocrine

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1. Current Issues in Women's Health: An FDA Consumer Special Report by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"The breasts and the glands that produce ear wax are both apocrine glands. According to the National Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Digest, women with wet ..."

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