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Definition of the noun secretor

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noun - plural: secretors

  1. any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • alternative spelling: secreter
    • synonyms of secretor: gland / secretory organ
    • more generic word: organ = a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
    • more specific terms:
    • part: acinus = one of the small sacs or saclike dilations in a compound gland

Alternative definition of the noun secretor


  1. A person who or animal that secretes (emits a bodily fluid).
  2. A person who secretes comparatively large quantities of blood-group antigens in their bodily fluids.
  3. [physiology] A cell, tissue or organ such as a gland, that produces a bodily secretion.

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Google previewProsecution Complex (2013)

America's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent by Daniel S. Medwed

A Type A secretor is a person with A blood who secretes A antigens into bodily fluids; expert testimony at Goodman's trial suggested that 32 percent of the population falls into this category. At the time of the murder more accurate methods of ...

Google previewReview Questions in Ophthalmology (2004)

A Question and Answer Book by Kenneth C. Chern, Kenneth Weston Wright

The reflex secretor is the main lacrimal gland. Stimulation of the first branch of the trigeminal nerve can induce tearing through a reflex arc. Meibomian glands secrete oily fluid for the lipid layer. D) Long posterior ciliary nerves Innervation to the ...

Google previewForensic Science Advances and Their Application in the Judiciary System (2011)

by Danielle Sapse, Lawrence Kobilinsky

A secretor is a person whose blood markers are found in other fluids of the body, such as semen and saliva. Coakley had blood type A, which did not correspond with the group found in the semen from the victim. Even though that fact should ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

Secretor,. and. Lewis. The ABO system is very useful in criminal investigations, especially for excluding a wrongfully accused person. The reagents are readily available and the testing is easy to perform and read. Gene frequencies for the ABO ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

secretor. n. a person in whose saliva and other body fluids are found traces of the watersoluble A, B, or O agglutinogens that determine *blood group. section. 1. n. (in surgery) the act of cutting (the cut or division made is also called a section).

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

secretor factor, a substance that triggers the release of AO blood group antigens into exocrine secretions. secretory /skrtr/, pertaining to or contributing to the function of secretion.

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

secretor n a person who secretes ABO blood group antigens in saliva or gastric juice. Þ non- secretor. secretory adj involved in the process of secretion: describes a gland which ...

Google previewDictionary of Nursing (2003)

by Peter Hodgson Collin

secretor ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

Secretor, Senhorita, señorita , Sita, skeeter, teeter, terra incognita, theta, treater, tweeter, ureter, Veleta, zeta .

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Primitive Tribes in India (2004)

by P. K. Mohanty

and Lalita Ghosh, 'A Genetic Survey Among the Paniyan, a South Indian AboriginalTrihe: ABO, MN Blood Group, Secretor Factor and Taste Ability,' Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Government of India, 3(1), 1954, pp.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

drumbeater, eggbeater, excreter, fire-eater, flowmeter, man- eater, Main Streeter, maltreater, preheater, propraetor, repeater, saltpeter, secretor, seedeater, toadeater, Wall Streeter, windcheater, world- beater altimeter, centiliter, centimeter, ...

Google previewA General Bibliographical Dictionary: A-E (1837)

by Frederic Adolphus Ebert

secretor. de. virtutib. herbar.lapidumet animalium. (.Bob.) J. ( Schrtber) ...

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Secretor Meaning

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Scrabble value of S1E1C3R1E1T1O1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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