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eccrine

 [ek´rin]
exocrine, with special reference to ordinary sweat glands.

ec·crine

(ek'rin),
1. Synonym(s): exocrine (1)
2. Denoting the flow of sweat from skin glands unconnected to hair follicles.
[G. ek-krino, to secrete]

eccrine

(ĕk′rĭn, -rīn′, -rēn′)
adj.
1. Relating to an eccrine gland or its secretion, especially sweat.
2. Exocrine.

ec·crine

(ek'rin)
1. Synonym(s): exocrine (1) .
2. Denoting the flow of sweat.
[G. ek-krino, to secrete]

eccrine

Exocrine, secreting externally, especially on to the surface of the skin, as in the case of a sweat gland.
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While follicular and eccrine tumors were most prevalent in the 21-40 years age group, the sebaceous tumors were mostly found in the 4th-6th decade in this study.
(4) The tumor accounts for approximately 6% of malignant eccrine tumors, which are seen in 1 in 13 000 dermatopathology biopsies and reported in only 2 cases in 450 000 consecutive skin biopsy specimens.
A recent study by Takata et al (8) examined the incidence of cytogenetic abnormalities in malignant eccrine tumors and demonstrated low incidences of loss of heterozygosity or TP53 alterations in a mixed group of these neoplasms, in contrast to the frequent and multiple genetic abnormalities seen in tumors arising from epidermal keratinocytes.