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secrete

 [se-krēt´]
to synthesize and release a substance.

se·crete

(se-krēt'),
To elaborate or produce some physiologically active substance (for example, 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]

secrete

(sĭ-krēt′)
tr.v. se·creted, se·creting, se·cretes
To generate and release (a substance) from a cell or a gland: secrete hormones.

se·crete

(sĕ-krēt')
To elaborate or release products of cellular metabolism (enzymes, mucus, waste products).
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

se·crete

(sĕ-krēt')
To elaborate or produce some physiologically active substance (e.g., enzyme, hormone, metabolite) by a cell and 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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If pregnancy occurs, the corpus luteum remains intact and secretes increasing quantities of steroid hormones, promoting the development of the fetus and the progression of pregnancy.
The rise in blood glucose G after a meal stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin I.
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Bacteria that secrete a sticky goo can increase the strength of soil, a trait that scientists say could eventually prevent damage to buildings in sandy, earthquake-prone areas.
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When testosterone begins spiking in young Asian bull elephants, they secrete a liquid from their facial glands that smells like honey, says an international team of researchers.
SMALL INTESTINE Muscles in the intestine move food down the tract, while fingerlike villi on the small-intestine wall secrete enzymes to aid digestion and absorb nutrients.
On each ankle lies a sharp, hollow, 15 nun (0.6 in.)-long spur that secretes venom produced by a thigh gland.
Activate TLR2 on the white blood cell's surface and it releases one broth of immune molecules; stimulate TLR4 and the dendritic cell secretes a different soup.
Early in pregnancy, it also secretes hormones that prepare the uterine lining to receive the fetus.