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  1. Substances secreted by a cell, a tissue, or an organ; the products of secretion.
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Historical Examples

  • Secreta hc murmura vulgi—Those secret whisperings 10 of the populace.

    Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources

    James Wood

  • Rimans secreta omnium; that is, what were intentionally kept secret; with xii.

  • In December of that year the windows of the Bibliotheca secreta were begun; but during 1478 and 1479 nothing was done.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • In 1477 the furniture for the next room, the Bibliotheca secreta or Inner Library, was begun.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • It implies at least the further idea of a 'secreta facultas' in the original elements.