incretion

noun
in·​cre·​tion | \ in-ˈkrē-shən How to pronounce incretion (audio) \

Medical Definition of incretion

1 : internal secretion : secretion into the blood or tissues rather than into a cavity or outlet of the body
2 : a product of internal secretion : autacoid, hormone

Other Words from incretion

incretionary \ -​shə-​ˌner-​ē How to pronounce incretionary (audio) \ adjective

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“Incretion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/incretion. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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