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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
              • Glycoproteins induced strong immune response during infection and antibody against a tyvelose motif on several secreted and surface glycoproteins in T.
              • Other adipocytokines are: secreted frizzled-related protein 5 (Sfrp-5) and adipolin.
              • During epididymal transit, spermatozoa bind to proteins that were secreted by the epididymis via epididymosomal transport.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
              Related Links:
              1. en secretes
              2. en secreted
              3. en secreter
              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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