secretor

noun

se·​cre·​tor si-ˈkrē-tər How to pronounce secretor (audio)
: an individual of blood group A, B, or AB who secretes the antigens characteristic of these blood groups in bodily fluids (such as saliva)

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of secretor was in 1941

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“Secretor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secretor. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

secretor

noun
se·​cre·​tor si-ˈkrēt-ər How to pronounce secretor (audio)
: an individual of blood group A, B, or AB who secretes the antigens characteristic of these blood groups in bodily fluids (as saliva)
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