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secretory

[ si-kree-tuh-ree ]
/ sɪˈkri tə ri /
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adjective
pertaining to secretion.
performing the process of secretion.
noun, plural se·cre·to·ries.
a secretory organ, vessel, or the like.
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Origin of secretory

First recorded in 1685–95; secret(ion) + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM secretory

non·se·cre·to·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·se·cre·to·ries.
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British Dictionary definitions for secretory

secretory
/ (sɪˈkriːtərɪ) /

adjective
of, relating to, or producing a secretiona secretory cell; secretory function
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Medical definitions for secretory

secretory
[ sĭ-krētə-rē ]

adj.
Relating to or performing secretion.
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