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incretion

[in-kree-shuh n]
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noun Physiology.
  1. a substance, as a hormone, that is secreted internally.
  2. the process of such secretion.

Origin of incretion

Related formsin·cre·tion·ar·y, in·cre·to·ry [in-kri-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɪn krɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for incretion

incretion

noun physiol
  1. direct secretion into the bloodstream, esp of a hormone from an endocrine gland
  2. the substance so secreted
Derived Formsincretionary or incretory (ˈɪnkrɪtərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin

C20: from in- ² + (se) cretion
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incretion in Medicine

incretion

([object Object])
n.
  1. The process of internal secretion characteristic of endocrine glands.
  2. The product of this process; a hormone.
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