secrète

[ suh-kret ]
/ səˈkrɛt /

noun Armor.

a steel skullcap of the 17th century, worn under a soft hat.

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Origin of secrète

From French; see origin at secret
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British Dictionary definitions for secrète (1 of 2)

secrete1
/ (sɪˈkriːt) /

verb

(of a cell, organ, etc) to synthesize and release (a secretion)

Derived forms of secrete

secretor, noun

Word Origin for secrete

C18: back formation from secretion

British Dictionary definitions for secrète (2 of 2)

secrete2
/ (sɪˈkriːt) /

verb

(tr) to put in a hiding place

Word Origin for secrete

C18: variant of obsolete secret to hide away; see secret (n)
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Medical definitions for secrète

secrete
[ sĭ-krēt ]

v.

To generate and release a substance from a cell or a gland.
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Scientific definitions for secrète

secrete
[ sĭ-krēt ]

To produce and discharge a substance, especially from the cells of specialized glands. For example, the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas secrete the hormone insulin.
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