Secretion Definition

sĭ-krēshən
secretions
noun
secretions
A process in which a gland, tissue, etc. produces a biochemical and releases it into the organism for special use by the organism or for excretion.
Webster's New World
The act of hiding or concealing something.
Webster's New World
The substance thus released, including digestive juices, hormones, and perspiration.
Webster's New World
The act of stealing something secretly.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Secretion

Noun

Singular:
secretion
Plural:
secretions

Origin of Secretion

  • French sécrétion from Old French separation from Latin sēcrētiō sēcrētiōn- from sēcrētus past participle of sēcernere to set aside secern

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1646, from French sécrétion, from Latin secretionem

    From Wiktionary

  • From secrete

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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