Definition of Incretion

1. [n -S]



Medical Definition of Incretion

1. The functional activity of an endocrine gland. Origin: in-+ secretion (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incretion

incrementally
incrementation
incremented
incrementing
increments
increpation
increpations
increscent
increscents
increst
incrested
incresting
incrests
incretin
incretins
incretion (current term)
incretions
incriminate
incriminated
incriminates
incriminating
incriminatingly
incrimination
incriminations
incriminatory
incroachment
incross
incrossed
incrosses
incrossing

Literary usage of Incretion

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1872)
"Of the organic cell or "physiological unit," the most constant determinable acts or changes are incretion and excretion ; atomic or molecular motion, ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The increase in mass may be related to increased catecholamine incretion, raised blood viscosity due to increased fibrinogen and ..."

3. Geologisches Zentralblatt (1904)
"... and incretion. Concretions are the cause of a number of topographical features, among which the writer discusses the teepee buttes. ..."

4. An Introduction, Phonological, Morphological, Syntactic to the Gothic of Ulfilas by Thomas Le Marchant Douse (1886)
"... (3)): the i is an incretion, assisted perhaps by the 3 p. pi. sind. Of the forms with/ and those without it the former occur by far the most frequently. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia of Death and Life in the Spirit-world: Opinions and by John Reynolds Francis (1894)
"As all the progressive transmutations which indispensably constitute individual life are dependent on the constant incretion of material energy, ..."

6. Outlines of Sociology by Lester Frank Ward (1897)
"Next in order would come the pleasure yielded by the organs of incretion and nutrition (tongue, palate, stomach, etc.). These are also second in importance ..."

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