Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

Separation, as of materials from blood or sap; the substance secreted, as saliva or milk.

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Usage examples "secretion":

  1. The Ceylon species of the india- rubber- tree is not nearly so productive of the peculiar secretion which makes its value as those which are indigenous to South America. - "The Pearl of India", Maturin M. Ballou.
  2. One kind of tissue is wanted for support, another for movement, another for secretion, another for absorption, and so on; and if each kind does not have its own distinctive name, dire confusion and misunderstanding must result, and physical functions remain unintelligible. - "Death--and After?", Annie Besant.
  3. It has rudimentary pouches only, which do not yield the musky secretion of the civets. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.