adjective see secretion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • secretionary — See secretion1. * * * …   Universalium

  • secretionary — sec·re·tion·ary …   English syllables

  • secretionary — shəˌnerē, ri adjective : of or relating to secretion : formed by secretion …   Useful english dictionary

  • secretion — secretionary /si kree sheuh ner ee/, adj. /si kree sheuhn/, n. 1. (in a cell or gland) the act or process of separating, elaborating, and releasing a substance that fulfills some function within the organism or undergoes excretion. 2. the product …   Universalium

  • secretion — noun Etymology: French sécrétion, from Latin secretion , secretio separation, from secernere to separate more at secret Date: 1646 1. a. the process of segregating, elaborating, and releasing some material either functionally specialized (as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • secretion — /səˈkriʃən / (say suh kreeshuhn) noun 1. the process of an animal body, executed in the glands, by which various substances, as bile, milk, etc., are separated and elaborated from the blood. 2. the product secreted. {Latin sēcrētio} –secretionary …   Australian English dictionary

  • secrete —   v.t. conceal; discharge; emit.    ♦ secretion, n.    ♦ secretional,    ♦ secretionary,    ♦ secretory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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