external secretion


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ex·ter·nal se·cre·tion

a substance formed by a cell and transported outside the cell's walls as a means of ridding the cell of the substance or as a messenger to affect the function of other cells.

external secretion

See exocrine gland.

external secretion

An obsolete term for the secretion of an exocrine gland.
See also: secretion

ex·ter·nal se·cre·tion

(eks-tĕrnăl sĕ-krēshŭn)
Substance formed by a cell and transported outside the cell's walls as a means of ridding the cell of the substance or as a messenger to affect the function of other cells.