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Definition of Gland, sudoriferous

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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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