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Secretion, n.

Pronunciation: səˈkriSH(ə)n

Meaning: A process by which substances are produced and discharged from a cell, gland, or organ for a particular function in the organism or for excretion.

I often use the term symbolically, in its non-scientific contexts.


  • His endless blather was like the inky secretions of the octopus, messy, shapeless, and erratic.
  • Vibrancy oozed from her every pore, releasing lovely secretions that combined warmth, authenticity, and verve.
  • Alcohol has a stimulatory effect on gastric acid secretion.

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