secretory

adjective

se·​cre·​to·​ry ˈsē-krə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce secretory (audio)
 especially British  si-ˈkrē-t(ə-)rē
: of, relating to, or promoting secretion
also : produced by secretion

Word History

First Known Use

1692, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of secretory was in 1692

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Cite this Entry

“Secretory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secretory. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

secretory

adjective

se·​cre·​to·​ry
ˈsē-krə-ˌtȯr-ē, especially British si-ˈkrēt-(ə-)rē
: of, relating to, or promoting secretion
also : produced by secretion
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