secretory

secretory

[si-kree-tuh-ree]
adjective
1.
pertaining to secretion.
2.
performing the process of secretion.
noun, plural secretories.
3.
a secretory organ, vessel, or the like.

Origin:
1685–95; secret(ion) + -ory1

nonsecretory, adjective, noun, plural nonsecretories.
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secretory (sɪˈkriːtərɪ)
 
adj
of, relating to, or producing a secretion: a secretory cell; secretory function

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secretory se·cre·to·ry (sĭ-krē'tə-rē)
adj.
Relating to or performing secretion.

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