Excito-secretory - (a.) Exciting secretion; -- said of the influence
exerted by reflex action on the function of secretion, by which the
various glands are excited to action.
Hypersecretion - (n.) Morbid or excessive secretion, as in catarrh.
Secretage - (n.) A process in which mercury, or some of its salts, is
employed to impart the property of felting to certain kinds of furs.
Secretarial - (a.) Of or pertaining to a secretary; befitting a
Secretariat - (n.) Alt. of Secretariate
Secretariate - (n.) The office of a secretary; the place where a
secretary transacts business, keeps records, etc.
Secretaries - (pl. ) of Secretary
Secretary - (n.) One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets.
Secretary - (n.) A person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches,
public or private papers, records, and the like; an official scribe,
amanuensis, or writer; one who attends to correspondence, and transacts
other business, for an association, a public body, or an individual.
Secretary - (n.) An officer of state whose business is to superintend and
manage the affairs of a particular department of government, and who is
usually a member of the cabinet or advisory council of the chief
executive; as, the secretary of state, who conducts the correspondence
and attends to the relations of a government with foreign courts; the
secretary of the treasury, who manages the department of finance; the
secretary of war, etc.
Secretary - (n.) A piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and
for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire.
Secretary - (n.) The secretary bird.
Secretaryship - (n.) The office, or the term of office, of a secretary.
Secreted - (imp. & p. p.) of Secrete
Secreting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secrete
Secrete - (v. t.) To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal;
as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.
Secrete - (v. t.) To separate from the blood and elaborate by the process
of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion. See Secretion.
Secretion - (n.) The act of secreting or concealing; as, the secretion of
Secretion - (n.) The act of secreting; the process by which material is
separated from the blood through the agency of the cells of the various
glands and elaborated by the cells into new substances so as to form
the various secretions, as the saliva, bile, and other digestive
fluids. The process varies in the different glands, and hence are
formed the various secretions.
Secretion - (n.) Any substance or fluid secreted, or elaborated and
emitted, as the gastric juice.
Secretist - (n.) A dealer in secrets.
Secretitious - (a.) Parted by animal secretion; as, secretitious humors.
Secretive - (a.) Tending to secrete, or to keep secret or private; as, a
Secretiveness - (n.) The quality of being secretive; disposition or
tendency to conceal.
Secretiveness - (n.) The faculty or propensity which impels to reserve,
secrecy, or concealment.
Secretly - (adv.) In a secret manner.
Secretness - (n.) The state or quality of being secret, hid, or
Secretness - (n.) Secretiveness; concealment.
Secrete-metory - (a.) Causing secretion; -- said of nerves which go to
glands and influence secretion.
Secretory - (a.) Secreting; performing, or connected with, the office
secretion; secernent; as, secretory vessels, nerves.
Secretory - (n.) A secretory vessel; a secernent.
Undersecretary - (n.) A secretary who is subordinate to the chief
secretary; an assistant secretary; as, an undersecretary of the
Unsecret - (v. t.) To disclose; to divulge.
Unsecret - (a.) Not secret; not close; not trusty; indiscreet.