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Definition of Gland, sweat

Gland, sweat: A small tubular gland that is situated in the subcutaneous tissue within and under the skin. Sweat glands discharge sweat through tiny openings in the surface of the skin. The sweat itself is a transparent, colorless, acidic fluid that contains some fatty acids and mineral matter. Also known as sudoriferous gland.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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