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incretion

[in-kree-shuh n] /ɪnˈkri ʃən/
noun, Physiology
1.
a substance, as a hormone, that is secreted internally.
2.
the process of such secretion.
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Related forms
incretionary, incretory
[in-kri-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɪn krɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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incretion

/ɪnˈkriːʃən/
noun (physiol)
1.
direct secretion into the bloodstream, esp of a hormone from an endocrine gland
2.
the substance so secreted
Derived Forms
incretionary, incretory (ˈɪnkrɪtərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from in-² + (se)cretion
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incretion in Medicine

incretion in·cre·tion (ĭn-krē'shən)
n.

  1. The process of internal secretion characteristic of endocrine glands.

  2. The product of this process; a hormone.

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