secretion


secretion
secretion [si krē′shən]
n.
[MFr < L secretio, separation < secretus: see SECRET]
1. the act of hiding or concealing something
2.
a) a process in which a gland, tissue, etc. produces a biochemical and releases it into the organism for special use by the organism or for excretion
b) the substance thus released, including digestive juices, hormones, and perspiration

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