Definition of Secretion

1. Noun. The organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance.

Exact synonyms: Secernment
Specialized synonyms: Galactosis, Hypersecretion, Salivation
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Secrete



2. Noun. A functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell.

Definition of Secretion

1. n. The act of secreting or concealing; as, the secretion of dutiable goods.

Definition of Secretion

1. Noun. Any substance that is secreted by an organism. ¹

2. Noun. The act of secreting a substance, especially from a gland. ¹

3. Noun. The act of hiding something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Secretion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Secretion

1. 1. The process of elaborating a specific product as a result of the activity of a gland, this activity may range from separating a specific substance of the blood to the elaboration of a new chemical substance. 2. Any substance produced by secretion. Origin: L. Secretio, from secernere = to secrete (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Secretion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"Rapid, comparatively copious and ruther more viscid secretion, ... Slow secretion, increased by stimulating sympathetic ; stimulation of chorda produces no ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"If the dog be offered meat without receiving it, the gastric secretion will also appear, though not so plentifully as when the dog was actually allowed to ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"HC1) the extract thus made when injected into the blood sets up an active secretion of pancreatic juice. They have shown that this effect is due to a ..."

4. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"HC1) the extract thus made when injected into the blood sets up an active secretion of pancreatic juice. They have shown that this effect is due to a ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1854)
"The subconjunctival glands aro from ten to twenty-five in number, conglobate ; and each pours its secretion by the duct upon ..."

6. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"Stimulation of the central end of the glossopharyngeal produces by reflex action a secretion from the parotid gland, but that of the lingual is said to be ..."

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