incretion

noun
in·​cre·​tion | \ in-ˈkrē-shən \

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 \ adjective

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