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

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1692, in the meaning defined above

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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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