There are 2 definitions of secrete in English:

secrete1

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Pronunciation: /sɪˈkriːt
 
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verb

[with object]
(Of a cell, gland, or organ) produce and discharge (a substance): insulin is secreted in response to rising levels of glucose in the blood
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  • Melatonin, produced naturally from the amino acid tryptophan, is a hormone secreted by a gland in the brain.
  • Natural interferons are a group of small proteins secreted by cells following viral infection.
  • Sweat is secreted by glands in the skin when it is necessary to lose excess heat from the body.
Synonyms

Origin

early 18th century: back-formation from secretion.

Derivatives

secretor

noun
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  • A person who is an ABH secretor will secrete antigens according to their blood group.
  • The level of this antibody is usually even higher among non-A female secretors than for males.
  • In contrast, monkeys (Old and New World) lack ABH on red cells and are secretors of ABH in saliva.

secretory

adjective
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  • Golgi apparatus producing secretory vesicles, and mitochondria were found throughout the tube.
  • In plants, particularly due to the size of the vacuole, the secretory organelles account for the majority of the cell volume.
  • The secretory histology confers no prognostic significance over and above the diagnosis of meningioma.

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Pronunciation: ˈsiːtəʊs
adjective
bearing bristles or setae; bristly

There are 2 definitions of secrete in English:

secrete2

Line breaks: se|crete
Pronunciation: /sɪˈkriːt
 
/

verb

[with object]
Conceal; hide: the assets had been secreted in Swiss bank accounts
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  • The vials were secreted in a briefcase hidden in a truck in the courtyard of the house.
  • Nonetheless, in my view, as will be seen, the two most important bottles were secreted and hidden by the accused.
  • Hardly had we secreted ourselves when we spied a flotilla of a Roman expeditionary force sailing hard upstream.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 18th century: alteration of the obsolete verb secret 'keep secret'.

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