secretory

adjective
se·​cre·​to·​ry | \ ˈsē-krə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce secretory (audio) , especially British si-ˈkrē-t(ə-)rē \

Definition of secretory

: of, relating to, or promoting secretion also : produced by secretion

First Known Use of secretory

1692, in the meaning defined above

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“Secretory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secretory. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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secretory

adjective
se·​cre·​to·​ry | \ ˈsē-krə-ˌtȯr-ē, especially British si-ˈkrēt-(ə-)rē \

Medical Definition of secretory

: of, relating to, or promoting secretion also : produced by secretion

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