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[hahy-per-si-kree-shuh n]
noun Pathology.
  1. an excessive secretion.
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Origin of hypersecretion

First recorded in 1860–65; hyper- + secretion
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Examples from the Web for hypersecretion

Historical Examples

  • This form of diarrhoea may be attributed to a hypersecretion from the pancreas.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • Should the fluid contain food-particles, it is probably the result of retention, not hypersecretion.

  • It is only when the hypersecretion of tears takes place that the lachrymal apparatus is called much into use.