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Meaning of SECRETE

Pronunciation:  si'kreet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids; "secrete digestive juices"
  2. [v]  place out of sight; keep secret; "The money was secreted from his children"

SECRETE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: release
 See Also: conceal, exudate, exude, hide, ooze, ooze out, transude, water



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Se*crete"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Secreted}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Secreting}.] [L. secretus separated, secret, hidden,
p. p. of secernere. See {Secret}, and cf. {Discrete},
1. To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as,
   to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.

2. (Physiol.) To separate from the blood and elaborate by the
   process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a
   secretion. See {Secretion}.

         Why one set of cells should secrete bile, another
         urea, and so on, we do not known.     --Carpenter.

Syn: To conceal; hide. See {Conceal}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: To produce and release, such as when beta cells make insulin and then release it into the blood for the body's cells to use in converting glucose into energy.
Biology Dictionary
  1. To discharge a secretion; to release some sort of liquid substance (or substance in liquid). This can be done by the cell, by glands or other organs, or by tissues. Examples of things that are secreted are hormones, saliva, mucus, bile, and sweat.
  2. To make and give off such as when the beta cells make insulin and then release it into the blood so that the other cells in the body can use it to turn glucose (sugar) into energy.