over·​se·​cre·​tion ˌō-vər-si-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce oversecretion (audio)
plural oversecretions
: the state or an instance of secreting (something) to an excessive or abnormal degree
oversecretion of insulin by the pancreas
oversecretion of human growth hormone in adults
oversecrete transitive verb
oversecreted; oversecreting

Examples of oversecretion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blood tests did show a different problem, however: oversecretion of a different hormone from the same gland - aldosterone, the body’s main regulator of the balance of salt and water, which can lead to upper-body obesity, muscle and bone weakness, and high blood pressure. Ariana Eunjung Cha, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oversecretion was in 1919

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“Oversecretion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversecretion. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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