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Meaning of SECRETION

Pronunciation:  si'kreeshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
  2. [n]  the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance

SECRETION is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: secernment
 See Also: autacoid, autocoid, biological process, bodily fluid, body fluid, galactosis, ganoin, ganoine, hormone, humor, humour, hypersecretion, internal secretion, intestinal juice, lachrymal secretion, lacrimal secretion, liquid body substance, mucous secretion, mucus, musk, nectar, organic process, perspiration, pheromone, royal jelly, saliva, salivation, sebum, spit, spittle, sudor, sweat, synovia, synovial fluid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Se*cre"tion\, n. [L. secretio: cf. F.
1. The act of secreting or concealing; as, the secretion of
   dutiable goods.

2. (Physiol.) The act of secreting; the process by which
   material is separated from the blood through the agency of
   the cells of the various glands and elaborated by the
   cells into new substances so as to form the various
   secretions, as the saliva, bile, and other digestive
   fluids. The process varies in the different glands, and
   hence are formed the various secretions.

3. (Physiol.) Any substance or fluid secreted, or elaborated
   and emitted, as the gastric juice.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The process of producing a substance by a gland; also, the substance produced.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A substance, usually in liquid form, which is exported by a cell or released from a tissue, gland, or other organ. Examples are sweat, bile, mucus, saliva, and hormones.