What does the word secretion mean?

Usage examples for secretion

  1. The soil, thus assembled and compounded, is similar in its nature to the rocks and hills whence it was washed; but, having been so pulverized and so divided by solution, it forms the finest medium for the secretion of all vegetable principles, and hence the banks of rivers are the favourite residences of man. – A Morning's Walk from London to Kew by Richard Phillips
  2. They took turns too at the microscope, examined, with one eye placed to the lens, a malignant secretion, a piece of blue- stained tissue stuck on a slide, with tiny spots showing near the big patch. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  3. The most striking manifestations of such psychic influences are those in which, as a result of some strong passion or deep sorrow, the secretion of milk suddenly ceases altogether. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons

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