HyperDic: secretion

English > 2 senses of the word secretion:
NOUNprocesssecretion, secernmentthe organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
bodysecretiona functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
secretion > pronunciation
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English > secretion: 2 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance.
Synonymsecernment
NarrowergalactosisThe secretion of milk
hypersecretionexcessive secretion
salivationThe secretion of saliva
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishsecreción
Catalansecreció
Verbssecretegenerate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
English > secretion: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell.
Narrowerautacoid, autocoidAny physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification
ganoin, ganoineshiny substance that resemble enamel and is secreted by the corium of certain fishes (especially ganoid fishes) and composes the outer layer of their scales
hormone, endocrine, internal secretionThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
intestinal juicesecretions by glands lining the walls of the intestines
lacrimal secretion, lachrymal secretionsaline fluid secreted by lacrimal glands
mucus, mucous secretionProtective secretion of the mucus membranes
muskAn odorous glandular secretion from the male musk deer
nectarA sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators
perspiration, sweat, sudorsalty fluid secreted by sweat glands
pheromoneA chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species
royal jellyA secretion of the pharyngeal glands of bees that is fed to very young larvae and to bees destined to be queens
saliva, spit, spittleA clear liquid / liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth
sebumThe oily secretion of the sebaceous glands
synovia, synovial fluidviscid lubricating fluid secreted by the membrane lining joints and tendon sheaths etc.
Broaderliquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humourThe liquid parts of the body
Spanishsecreción
Catalansecreció
Adjectivessecretoryof or relating to or producing a secretion

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