Definition of “secretion” - English Dictionary

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“secretion” in British English

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secretionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /sɪˈkriː.ʃən/ us /sɪˈkriː.ʃən/ specialized

the process by which an animal or plant produces and releases a liquid, or the liquid produced:

The excessive secretion of gastric juices in the gut causes ulcers.
toxic secretions

(Definition of “secretion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)