There were no drones among them, no secretion or dishonest division.
The secretion or excretion of glands may be augmented or diminished.
Twelve to fifteen pounds of dry sugar are said to be needed for the secretion of a single pound of wax.
The latter has the advantage of increasing the secretion of the kidneys.
There are also large salivary glands in the neighborhood of the mouth, which pour their secretion into that cavity.
A portion of the night-dew must be attributed to this secretion of water.
When the general tried to secure the Charlestown guns from secretion by the provincials, they disappeared.
It is probable that the secretion from the glandular zone of the ciliary body is increased.
These are,—the expired air, or the secretion of the air-cells of the lungs,—and the ordinary cutaneous transpiration.
Quietness promotes the secretion of fat in animals and increases the butter.
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.