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Definition of "secretor" []

  • A cell, tissue, or organ that produces a secretion. (noun)
  • A person whose saliva and other body fluids contain ABO antigens. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "secretor" in a sentence
  • "The FUT2 "secretor" gene encodes the fucosyltransferase that synthesizes the H antigen."
  • "If you are a high insulin secretor and your insulin goes over 30 at a half hour, one hour, or two hours, you produce too much insulin and need to be sure you are staying on a low glycemic load, whole-foods, unprocessed diet, which I describe in UltraMetabolism."
  • "That might explain the bruises on her leg. Since DNA matching was far from perfected in 1998, they could probably not match the semen to one particular man, although they could determine blood type if he had been a “secretor.”"