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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Substances secreted by a cell, tissue, or organ; the products of secretion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The products of secretion. Compare excreta.

Etymologies

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

[Latin sēcrēta, neuter pl. past participle of sēcernere, to set aside; see secret.]

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