merocrine


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merocrine

[′mer·ə·krən]
(physiology)
Pertaining to glands in which the secretory cells undergo cytological changes without loss of cytoplasm during secretion.
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The reticular dermis contained many collagen fibers, with abundant sebaceous glands, hair follicles and a few merocrine sweat glands immersed.
The secretory mechanism is described as apocrine in Panulirus argus (Travis, 1992), merocrine or apocrine in Caridina laevis (Pillai, 1992) and holocrine in P.
The Japanese too are clean, and the author claims that Caucasians have merocrine sweat glands in profusion while Asians have few or none.