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secrete meaning

EN[sɪˈkɹiːt] [-iːt]
US
FR sécrète

    Definition of secrete in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGsecretesPRsecretingPT, PPsecretedSUF-eté
    1. (physiology, transitive, of organs, glands, etc.) To extract a substance from blood, sap, or similar to produce and emit waste for excretion or for the fulfilling of a physiological function.
      1. figurative uses.
        1. VT To conceal.
          1. VT With away, to steal.
            1. The royal jewels were secreted away in the middle of the night, sub rosa.
        2. Adjective
          1. OBS (rare) separated.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • During epididymal transit, spermatozoa bind to proteins that were secreted by the epididymis via epididymosomal transport.
              • Some of these endolysins are secreted to the extracellular environment before completion of the viral lysis cycle independent of holin activity.
              • The brown colored immunospots corresponding to the cells secreting IFN-γ and IL-4 were counted manually under a dissection microscope.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              1. en secretes
              2. en secreter
              3. en secreted
              4. en secreters
              5. en secretest
              Source: Wiktionary

              Meaning of secrete for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "secrete" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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