Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cell, tissue, or organ that produces a secretion.
  • n. A person whose saliva and other body fluids contain ABO antigens.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who or animal that secretes (emits a bodily fluid).
  • n. A person who secretes comparatively large quantities of blood-group antigens in their bodily fluids.
  • n. A cell, tissue or organ such as a gland, that produces a bodily secretion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which secretes; specifically, a secreting organ: as, the silk-secretor of a spider.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

Etymologies

to secrete + -or. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The FUT2 "secretor" gene encodes the fucosyltransferase that synthesizes the H antigen.

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  • If you are a high insulin secretor and your insulin goes over 30 at a half hour, one hour, or two hours, you produce too much insulin and need to be sure you are staying on a low glycemic load, whole-foods, unprocessed diet, which I describe in UltraMetabolism.

    Why Eating a Low-Fat Diet Doesn't Lead to Weight Loss

  • That might explain the bruises on her leg. Since DNA matching was far from perfected in 1998, they could probably not match the semen to one particular man, although they could determine blood type if he had been a “secretor.”

    In the Still of the Night

  • Normally, before sending anyone on a top-secretor special mission that soldier or agent is interviewed and briefed.

    TAKING COMMUNION WITH JACKIE ROBINSON

  • However, absent significant physical damage to the region's energy systems, the record level of supply existent in the strategic petroleum reserve today, coupled with the inventories held both offshore and on shore by the petroleum secretor, should ensure these disruptions are localized and temporary.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2008

  • Because it was relatively insensitive, it would not detect the very low levels of marker chemicals left behind by a non-secretor.

    The Stocking Strangler case

  • Perhaps, Roberts speculated, Wegel had then gone on to perform absorption-elution — and only then detected the very low chemical levels that made him assert that the killer might be a weak secretor.

    The Stocking Strangler case

  • Giving testimony in 2000, he said that in his view, it was appropriate to use both absorption-elution and absorption-inhibition in order to determine secretor status.

    The Stocking Strangler case

  • It revealed that, together with some 40 percent of the population, he was an O secretor.

    The Stocking Strangler case

  • Even then, he had to explain what looked like a second big discrepancy — the fact that Gary, according to tests on his saliva, was in fact a very strong secretor, producing much higher concentrations of the chemical marker in his bodily fluids than the killer had.

    The Stocking Strangler case

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