Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to secrete + -or.

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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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