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Definition 1: a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell - [noun denoting body]

(secretion is a kind of ...) the liquid parts of the body

(... is a kind of secretion ) shiny substance that resemble enamel and is secreted by the corium of certain fishes (especially ganoid fishes) and composes the outer layer of their scales

(... is a kind of secretion ) a sweet liquid secretion that is attractive to pollinators

(... is a kind of secretion ) an odorous glandular secretion from the male musk deer; used as a perfume fixative

(... is a kind of secretion ) a secretion of the pharyngeal glands of bees that is fed to very young larvae and to bees destined to be queens

(... is a kind of secretion ) the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin

(... is a kind of secretion ) a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches

(... is a kind of secretion ) protective secretion of the mucous membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium

(... is a kind of secretion ) viscid lubricating fluid secreted by the membrane lining joints and tendon sheaths etc.

(... is a kind of secretion ) any physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification

(... is a kind of secretion ) secretions by glands lining the walls of the intestines

(... is a kind of secretion ) the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

(... is a kind of secretion ) salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

"sweat poured off his brow"

(... is a kind of secretion ) saline fluid secreted by lacrimal glands; lubricates the surface of the eyeball

(... is a kind of secretion ) a chemical substance secreted externally by some animals (especially insects) that influences the physiology or behavior of other animals of the same species

Definition 2: the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for secretion in the sense of this definition

(secretion is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is a kind of secretion ) the secretion of milk

(... is a kind of secretion ) excessive secretion

(... is a kind of secretion ) the secretion of saliva

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