oversecretion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ secretion

Noun[edit]

oversecretion (countable and uncountable, plural oversecretions)

  1. Excessive secretion.
    • 2008 January 9, Anna Katherine Clemmons, “7 Feet 7 and 360 Pounds, With Bigger Feet Than Shaq’s”, in New York Times[1]:
      Gigantism or acromegaly —— in which a tumor on the pituitary gland causes an oversecretion of growth hormone —— may be the cause of his condition.

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