1. the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
Syn: ↑secretion
Derivationally related forms: ↑secrete (for: ↑secretion)
Hypernyms: ↑organic process, ↑biological process
Hyponyms: ↑galactosis, ↑hypersecretion, ↑salivation
2. the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
Syn: ↑discrimination
Derivationally related forms: ↑discriminate (for: ↑discrimination)
Hypernyms: ↑basic cognitive process

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