Adjective "Apocrine" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Apocrine


    Definition:

    1. of or relating to certain glands whose secretions are acted upon by bacteria to produce the characteristic odor of perspiration (distinguished from eccrine).

    2. of or relating to such secretions: apocrine sweat.

    Examples:

    "glands can be apocrine."

    "secretions can be apocrine."