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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: se-kret'


To elaborate or produce some physiologically active substance (enzyme, hormone, metabolite) by a cell and to deliver it into blood, body cavity, or sap, either by direct diffusion, cellular exocytosis, or by means of a duct.

[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

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