Origin of secretion
Examples from the Web for secretion
I had been in this hell-on-earth for fifteen days without any secretion from the bowels.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
By so doing we slightly increase the secretion of saliva, and of the gastric, pancreatic, and intestinal juices.Tobacco and Alcohol|John Fiske
As might be expected from the nature of the disease, the secretion of mucus from the intestinal surface is augmented.
Specific lactagogues—drugs which stimulate the secretion of milk—are unknown to science.
Warm baths are also of use, as they augment the secretion of the skin.
British Dictionary definitions for secretion
Word Origin for secretion
Word Origin and History for secretion
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.)).