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secrete1

[si-kreet] /sɪˈkrit/
verb (used with object), secreted, secreting.
1.
to discharge, generate, or release by the process of secretion.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; back formation from secretion

secrete2

[si-kreet] /sɪˈkrit/
verb (used with object), secreted, secreting.
1.
to place out of sight; hide; conceal:
squirrels secreting nuts in a hollow tree trunk.
Origin
1735-45; alteration of obsolete secret, v. use of secret
Synonyms
cover, shroud, disguise. See hide1 .
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  • Mineralisation involves osteoblasts secreting vesicles containing alkaline phosphatase.
British Dictionary definitions for secreting

secrete1

/sɪˈkriːt/
verb
1.
(of a cell, organ, etc) to synthesize and release (a secretion)
Derived Forms
secretor, noun
Word Origin
C18: back formation from secretion

secrete2

/sɪˈkriːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to put in a hiding place
Word Origin
C18: variant of obsolete secret to hide away; see secret (n)
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Word Origin and History for secreting

secrete

v.

1707, back-formation from secretion. Related: Secreted; secretes; secreting.

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secreting in Medicine

secrete se·crete (sĭ-krēt')
v. se·cret·ed, se·cret·ing, se·cretes
To generate and separate a substance from cells or bodily fluids.

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secreting in Science
secrete
  (sĭ-krēt')   
To produce and discharge a substance, especially from the cells of specialized glands. For example, the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas secrete the hormone insulin.
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