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secretory

 [se-kre´tah-re]
pertaining to secretion.

se·cre·to·ry

(se-krē'tō-rē),
Relating to secretion or the secretions.

secretory

/se·cre·to·ry/ (se-kre´tah-re) (se´krĕ-tor″e) pertaining to secretion or affecting the secretions.

secretory

(sĭ-krē′tə-rē)
adj.
Relating to or performing secretion.

secretory

See secretion.

secretory

adjective Referring to secretion.

Pronunciation 
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, suh CRE tree
Medspeak-US: pronounced, SEEK reh tory

se·cre·to·ry

(sēkrĕ-tōr-ē)
Relating to secretion or the secretions.

se·cre·to·ry

(sĕ-krētŏr-ē)
Relating to secretion or the secretions.

secretory

pertaining to secretion.

secretory cells
the specialized cells in a secretory gland that perform the secretory function.
secretory component
a polypeptide synthesized by epithelial cells that binds to IgA to form secretory IgA (SIgA).
secretory diarrhea
see secretory diarrhea.
secretory endpieces
secretory granules
intracellular granules composed of secretory proteins after their conversion by the Golgi apparatus.
secretory IgA (SIgA)
a class of immunoglobulin found in some body secretions, e.g. saliva, respiratory secretions, milk and colostrum, that is responsible for local immunity. See also immunoglobulin.
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