Medical Definition of Apocrine sweat glands

1. Sudoriferous glands that develop in association with hair follicles and undergo enlargement and secretory development at puberty; they secrete a viscous and odourless sweat that supports the growth of bacteria leading to an acrid odour; secretion is by an eccrine, not apocrine, mechanism. Synonym: axillary sweat glands. (05 Mar 2000)



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apocrine sweat glands (current term)
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