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secretion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Secretion  \Se*cre"tion\,  n.  [L.  secretio:  cf  F. 
  s['e]cr['e]tion.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  secretion 
  n  1:  the  organic  process  of  synthesizing  and  releasing  some 
  substance 
  2:  a  functionally  specialized  substance  (especially  one  that  is 
  not  a  waste)  released  from  a  gland  or  cell 




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