Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or denoting multicellular glands which do not lose cytoplasm in their secretions, especially the sweat glands.Compare with apocrine
- ‘A newly described variant of superficial lipoma, adenolipoma, is characterized by the presence of eccrine sweat glands in the fatty tumor; this type is often located on the proximal parts of the limbs.’
- ‘Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which the eccrine glands of the palms and soles secrete inappropriately large quantities of sweat.’
- ‘Histologically, they have a central plate composed of immature elastic cartilage and are surrounded by adipose tissue, hair follicles, pilosebaceous units, and eccrine glands.’
- ‘The sweat from the apocrine glands is thicker than that produced by the eccrine glands.’
- ‘Physiological sweating from cutaneous eccrine glands maintains normothermia and skin hydration.’
1930s: from Greek ekkrinein secrete, from ek- out + krinein sift, separate.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.