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English noun: secretion

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


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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