incretory

incretion

[in-kree-shuhn]
noun Physiology.
1.
a substance, as a hormone, that is secreted internally.
2.
the process of such secretion.

Origin:
in-2 + (se)cretion

incretionary, incretory [in-kri-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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incretion (ɪnˈkriːʃən)
 
n
1.  direct secretion into the bloodstream, esp of a hormone from an endocrine gland
2.  the substance so secreted
 
[C20: from in-² + (se)cretion]
 
in'cretionary
 
adj
 
incretory
 
adj

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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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