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sweat gland

noun as in pore

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To compensate, they have more sweat glands overall—which, interestingly, may be why studies have found that women have “a more even whole-body distribution of sweat than males during exercise.”

Women tend to have smaller, less sensitive sweat glands with a lower maximal output than men’s glands.

Meanwhile the salty stuff that flows when we exercise or are overheated emerges from a different, more abundant, kind of sweat gland—the eccrine gland.

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Sadly, my wife and kids are not as enthusiastic about my shirtless lifestyle, so I’m constantly searching for workout tops that can handle the dual punch of my aggressive sweat glands and the jungle-like ecosystem I call home.

Hydrocystoma is a cystic affection of the sweat-gland ducts, seated upon the face.

A boil is an inflammatory formation having its starting point in a sebaceous-gland, sweat-gland, or hair-follicle.

During this time it is not buried in the skin but is able to retreat rapidly into it through a hair follicle or sweat gland.

This principle holds good for every particle of sweat that reaches the mouth of a sweat gland.

In this knot are a great many fine blood vessels, so that each sweat gland has an abundant blood supply.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sweat gland, such as: foramen, opening, orifice, outlet, stoma, and vesicle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.