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

  • adj. Relating to or performing secretion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or used in secretion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Secreting; performing, or connected with, the office of secretion; secernent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to secretion; performing the office of secretion: as, secretory vessels.
  • n. An obsolete erroneous form of secretary.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or producing a secretion


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  • In a series of extremely elegant papers he and his coworkers showed how in secretory cells the secretory proteins, produced by the ribosomes on the outside of the reticulum enter the space between its membranes, migrate to a special organelle, the Golgi complex, where they are changed to a form suitable for secretion.

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  • Varespladib methyl (A-002) and A-001 are designed to inhibit a novel enzyme target known as secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2).

  • Last year, Riek and his colleagues demonstrated that the human body aggregates certain hormones, which are also proteins, into amyloids and stores them in so-called secretory granules; the body is then able to quickly mobilise these substances as needed. - latest science and technology news stories

  • A-002 and A-001 inhibit a novel enzyme target known as secretory phospholipase A2, or sPLA2.

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  • The girl who played third base in her softball team and loved reruns of Hannah Montana learned she had a rare breast cancer that appears in less than 1 percent of total cases called secretory carcinoma.

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  • As it turns out, a very similar gene, Atonal homolog 1, controls the development secretory cells in the lining of the colon in both humans and mice — and, as Bossyut and his team discovered, inactivating Atoh1 in mice triggers the onset of colon cancer.

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  • Choir singing and listening to choral music have distinctly different effects of immunity: A 2004 study in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine reported the effects of choir singing versus listening on secretory IgA (S-IgA) - an antibody that protects the linings of many different organs in the body.

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  • Effects of choir singing or listening on secretory immunoglobulin A, cortisol, and emotional state.

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  • Furthermore, these changes the function of other proteins of the secretion apparatus may, the binding partners of the affected secretory, are being affected too much.

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  • Paul et al. (2008) constructed a five-knockout mutant, which three ATPase / secretory fliHIJ lack of the flagellum, but it also contained two ATPase-related protein type 3 secretion systems (INVC and Sansandi).

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