Sinonimi: sudoriferous gland
Any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration; SYN. sudoriferous gland.
Gland within the skin of mammals that produces surface perspiration. In primates, sweat glands are distributed over the whole body, but in most other mammals they are more localized; for example, in cats and dogs, they are restricted to the feet and around the face.
In humans, sweat glands occur in larger numbers in the male than the female.