- a secretory organ, vessel, or the like.
Origin of secretory
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Examples from the Web for secretory
Secretory phenomena; vascular phenomena; perspirations, etc.Metapsychical Phenomena
The real reason for their discomfort is not secretory, but motor.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
Associated words: secretive, secretory, confide, confidential.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
The secretory part of the various glandular structures belonging to the skin is invariably formed from the epidermis.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
Probably the secretory glands are somewhat inactive or sluggish in the healthy fat individual.Diet and Health
Lulu Hunt Peters
- of, relating to, or producing a secretiona secretory cell; secretory function
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Word Origin and History for secretory
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- Relating to or performing secretion.
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