neurosecretion

noun

neu·​ro·​se·​cre·​tion ˌnu̇r-ō-si-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce neurosecretion (audio)
ˌnyu̇r-
1
: the process of producing a secretion by neurons
2
: a secretion produced by neurosecretion
neurosecretory adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of neurosecretion was in 1940

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“Neurosecretion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurosecretion. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

neurosecretion

noun
neu·​ro·​se·​cre·​tion -si-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce neurosecretion (audio)
1
: the process of producing a secretion by nerve cells
2
: a secretion produced by neurosecretion
neurosecretory
-ˈsē-krə-ˌtȯr-ē, especially British -si-ˈkrēt-(ə-)rē
adjective
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