Secretor vs Secretory - What's the difference?

secretor | secretory |


As a noun secretor

is a person who or animal that secretes (emits a bodily fluid).

As an adjective secretory is

of, pertaining to, or used in secretion.

secretor

English

Alternative forms

* secreter

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who or animal that secretes (emits a bodily fluid).
  • A person who secretes comparatively large quantities of blood-group antigens in their bodily fluids.
  • (physiology) A cell, tissue or organ such as a gland, that produces a bodily secretion.
  • Antonyms

    * (person who secretes blood-group antigens in their bodily fluids) nonsecretor

    Anagrams

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    secretory

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, pertaining to, or used in secretion.
  • Derived terms

    *secretory carcinoma *secretory diarrhea *secretory granule *secretory nerve *secretory otitis media *secretory pathway *secretory protein

    See also

    *secretary