hy·​per·​se·​cre·​tion ˌhī-pər-si-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce hypersecretion (audio)
variants or less commonly hyper-secretion
: excessive production of a bodily secretion (such as gastric acid, mucus, or growth hormone)
The clinical diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome is confirmed by demonstrating cortisol hypersecretionDavid N. Orth

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypersecretion was in 1843

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“Hypersecretion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersecretion. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition


hy·​per·​se·​cre·​tion -si-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce hypersecretion (audio)
: excessive production of a bodily secretion (as gastric acid, mucus, or growth hormone)
hypersecrete verb
hypersecreted; hypersecreting
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