secondary digestion n.
Digestion of nutrients by the cells of the body, especially through metabolic activity, as opposed to the breakdown of nutrients by primary digestion.
- Secondary disease
secondary disease n. A disease that follows and results from an earlier disease, injury, or event. A wasting disorder that follows the successful transplantation of bone marrow into a patient whose immune system has been destroyed by radiation, usually accompanied by fever, diarrhea, and dermatitis.
- Secondary drive
secondary drive n. A drive not directly related to a biological need. Also called acquired drive.
- Secondary dysmenorrhea
secondary dysmenorrhea n. Dysmenorrhea due to inflammation, infection, tumor, or anatomical factors.
- Secondary electron
secondary electron An electron produced by secondary emission.