Definition of sudoriferous in English:

sudoriferous

adjective

  • (of a gland) secreting sweat.

    • ‘As described in Sanmartin et al., Beier in 1985 described a painful, sudoriferous skin nodule of angiomatous nature, which he called sudoriferous angioma.’
    • ‘The action of pilocarpine upon the involuntary muscles is caused in the same manner as upon the sudoriferous glands - by impressing the myo-neural receptors.’
    • ‘Both groups of sudoriferous glands (sweat glands) are in most of the body: eccrine glands are coiled ducts deep in the skin that connect to the surface; apocrine glands are in armpits, areolae of nipples, and the genital region.’
    • ‘The numbers and locations of sudoriferous glands vary greatly between species.’
    • ‘The eccrine sudoriferous glands are distributed on the entire surface of the body with more abundance on palms, soles and on the forehead.’

Origin

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘sudorific’): from late Latin sudorifer (from Latin sudor ‘sweat’) + -ous.

Pronunciation

sudoriferous

/ˌs(j)uːdəˈrɪf(ə)rəs/