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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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Damage to secretory cells within the laryngeal saccule contributes to the dryness and poor lubrication of the vocal folds.
Thus, these data may support that surplus glucose is unnecessary and/or even disadvantageous for differentiating mammary secretory cells.
The secretory cells are among the absorptive cells and release a secretion of the apocrine type, in which part of the cell is lost along with the secretion (Figure IB).
The secretory cells have centrally located nuclei with very small or indistinct nucleoli, and their cytoplasm is lightly eosinophilic and granular.
Two distinct cell layers of inner luminal secretory cells that contain ceroid pigment and display apical secretion by decapitation and outer or basal myoepithelial cells are easily identified.
In addition to epitheliocytes, two types of secretory cells occur in the epidermis (Fig.
It has been revealed that in the stallion and dog, the epithelium of the prostate gland is consisted of tall columnar secretory cells that are similar to findings of the present study.
Brodl's research, during his career at Knox College from 1987 through 2001 and since then at Trinity University, has focused on exploring cellular and molecular aspects of heat stress responses in plant secretory cells.
Enzymatic digestion or absorption in this region is unlikely, because the proventricular cells, like those of the crop, did not exhibit characteristics of absorptive or secretory cells.
These atypical glands were diffusely strongly positive for p63 in the secretory cells (ie, not in a basal cell distribution), negative for high-molecular-weight cytokeratin (HMWCK), and positive for [alpha]-methylacyl coenzyme A racemase (AMACR) (Figure 1, D).