Definitions for secretionsɪˈkri ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•cre•tionsɪˈkri ʃən(n.)

  1. (in a cell or gland) the process of separating, elaborating, and releasing a substance that fulfills some function within the organism or undergoes excretion.

    Category: Physiology

  2. the product of this process.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of secretion:

1640–50; < L sēcrētiō separation, der. of sēcrē-, var. s. of sēcernere (see secern )

se•cre′tion•ar`y-ʃəˌnɛr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. secretion, secernment(noun)

    the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance

  2. secretion(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. secretion(Noun)

    The act of hiding something.

  2. Origin: 1646, from sécrétion, from secretionem

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secretion(noun)

    the act of secreting or concealing; as, the secretion of dutiable goods

  2. Secretion(noun)

    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. Secretion(noun)

    any substance or fluid secreted, or elaborated and emitted, as the gastric juice

Freebase

  1. Secretion

    Secretion is the process of elaborating, releasing, and oozing chemicals, or a secreted chemical substance from a cell or gland. In contrast to excretion, the substance may have a certain function, rather than being a waste product. The classical mechanism of cell secretion is via secretory portals at the cell plasma membrane called porosomes. Porosomes are permanent cup-shaped lipoprotein structure at the cell plasma membrane, where secretory vesicles transiently dock and fuse to release intra-vesicular contents from the cell. Secretion in bacterial species means the transport or translocation of effector molecules for example: proteins, enzymes or toxins from across the interior of a bacterial cell to its exterior. Secretion is a very important mechanism in bacterial functioning and operation in their natural surrounding environment for adaptation and survival.

Anagrams of secretion

  1. Erections

  2. Necrotise

  3. Neoterics

  4. Resection


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

secretion(noun)

the process of secreting a fluid.

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