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Word: secrete

Definition: conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive


Sentences Containing 'secrete'

I design to secrete it in the wall of the chimney, where I have slowly and laboriously made a place of concealment for it.
Unless the ear drum is very flexible there can not be perfect response to the sound waves which fall upon it; for this reason, the glands of the canal secrete a wax which moistens the membrane and keeps it flexible.
But the following fact is more important: the crops of birds do not secrete gastric juice, and do not, as I know by trial, injure in the least the germination of seeds; now, after a bird has found and devoured a large supply of food, it is positively asserted that all the grains do not pass into the gizzard for twelve or even eighteen hours.
Rudimentary organs sometimes retain their potentiality: this occasionally occurs with the mammae of male mammals, which have been known to become well developed and to secrete milk.

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