Definition of Secretory organ

1. Noun. Any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream.

Exact synonyms: Gland, Secreter, Secretor
Specialized synonyms: Green Gland, Sericterium, Serictery, Silk Gland, Duct Gland, Exocrine, Exocrine Gland, Ductless Gland, Endocrine, Endocrine Gland
Generic synonyms: Organ
Terms within: Acinus
Derivative terms: Glandular, Secrete



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secretory Organ

secretor factor
secretories
secretors
secretory
secretory canaliculus
secretory carcinoma
secretory cell
secretory component
secretory component of IgA
secretory cyst
secretory duct
secretory granule
secretory immunoglobulin
secretory immunoglobulin A
secretory nerve
secretory organ (current term)
secretory otitis media
secretory phase
secretory protein
secretory rate
secretory vesicle
secrets
secrets of Polichinelle
secrette
secretted
secretting
secs
sect
sectant
sectants

Literary usage of Secretory organ

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1. Principles and Practice of Butter-making: A Treatise on the Chemical and by George Lewis McKay (1908)
"The Mammary Gland as a secretory organ. — The mammary gland of females belonging to the order of mammalia, secretes a fluid known as milk. ..."

2. Textbook of Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1905)
"The Wolffian duct serves as the canal, or duct, for the primitive secretory organ or mesonephros of the embryo. With the atrophy of the mesonephros the duct ..."

3. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1906)
"... and have so many analogies withe metabolism which we meet in adipose tissue, that we must look upi the mamma chiefly as a secretory organ (Foster). ..."

4. Archives of Pediatrics edited by [Anonymus AC02689192] (1890)
"... and have so many analogies with the metabolism which we meet with in adi|K>se tissue, that we must look upon it chiefly as a secretory organ, within, ..."

5. The Internal Secretions in Practical Medicine by Henry Robert Harrower (1917)
"XVI THE MAMMA AS AN INTERNAL secretory organ: MAMMARY THERAPEUTICS IT is surprising how many of the glandular structures of the body whose secretory ..."

6. A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene: Designed for the Colleges by Calvin Cutter (1858)
"When a secretory organ is excessively stimulated, its vigor and energy are reduced. ... This increased action of a secretory organ may be sustained ..."

7. A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene: Designed for the Colleges by Calvin Cutter (1854)
"When a secretory organ is excessively stimulated, its vigor and energy are reduced. ... This increased action of a secretory organ may be sustained ..."

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