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English noun: secretion

1. secretion (process) the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance


Synonymssecernment


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)galactosis, hypersecretion, salivation

2. secretion (body) a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell


Broader (hypernym)bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance


Narrower (hyponym)autacoid, autocoid, endocrine, ganoin, ganoine, hormone, internal secretion, intestinal juice, lachrymal secretion, lacrimal secretion, mucous secretion, mucus, musk, nectar, perspiration, pheromone, royal jelly, saliva, sebum, spit, spittle, sudor, sweat, synovia, synovial fluid









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