|1.||a substance that is released from a cell, esp a glandular cell, and is synthesized in the cell|
|2.||the process involved in producing and releasing such a substance from the cell|
|[C17: from Medieval Latin sēcrētiō, from Latin: a separation; see |
secretion se·cre·tion (sĭ-krē'shən)
The process of secreting a substance from a cell or gland.
A substance, such as saliva, mucus, tears, bile, or a hormone, that is secreted.
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