noun Etymology: French sécrétion, from Latin secretion-, secretio separation, from secernere to separate — more at secret Date: 1646 1. a. the process of segregating, elaborating, and releasing some material either functionally specialized (as saliva) or isolated for excretion (as urine) b. a product of secretion formed by an animal or plant; especially one performing a specific useful function in the organism 2. [secrete (II)] the act of hiding something ; concealment • secretionary adjective

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  • secretion — (n.) 1640s, from Fr. sécrétion, from L. secretionem (nom. secretio) separation, noun of action from pp. stem of secernere to separate, set apart (see SECRET (Cf. secret)) …   Etymology dictionary

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