Relating to secretion or the secretions.

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se·cre·to·ry 'sē-krə-.tȯr-ē, esp Brit si-'krēt-(ə-)rē adj of, relating to, or promoting secretion also produced by secretion

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se·cre·to·ry (se-kreґtə-re) (seґkrə-tor″e) pertaining to secretion or affecting the secretions.

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