Definition of secretory in English:

secretory

adjective

  • See secrete

    • ‘The secretory histology confers no prognostic significance over and above the diagnosis of meningioma.’
    • ‘Golgi apparatus producing secretory vesicles, and mitochondria were found throughout the tube.’
    • ‘In plants, particularly due to the size of the vacuole, the secretory organelles account for the majority of the cell volume.’
    • ‘In all eukaryotic cells, the Golgi apparatus is a central organelle in the secretory processes.’
    • ‘The tapetal tissue has a secretory role providing essential nutrients required for microspore and pollen grain development.’

Pronunciation

secretory

/sɪˈkriːtəri/