Secretion meaning

sĭ-krēshən
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The act of hiding or concealing something.
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The process of secreting a substance, especially one that is not a waste, from the blood or cells.

Secretion of hormones; secretion of milk by the mammary glands.

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A substance, such as saliva, mucus, tears, bile, or a hormone, that is secreted.
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The act of concealing something in a hiding place.
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The act of stealing something secretly.
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The process of secreting a substance, especially one that is not a waste, from the blood or cells.

Secretion of hormones; secretion of milk by the mammary glands.

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A substance, such as saliva, mucus, tears, bile, or a hormone, that is secreted.
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The process of secreting a substance from a cell or gland.
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A substance, such as saliva, mucus, tears, bile, or a hormone, that is secreted.
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Any substance that is secreted by an organism.
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The act of secreting a substance, especially from a gland.
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The act of hiding something.
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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

  • From secrete

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

  • 1646, from French sécrétion, from Latin secretionem

    From Wiktionary