In this way the tubes become choked and obstructed with the oversecretion or by swelling.
1640s, "act of secreting;" 1732, "that which is secreted," from French sécrétion, from Latin secretionem (nominative secretio) "a dividing, separation," noun of action from past participle stem of secernere "to separate, set apart" (see secret (n.)).
secretion se·cre·tion (sĭ-krē'shən)
The process of secreting a substance from a cell or gland.
A substance, such as saliva, mucus, tears, bile, or a hormone, that is secreted.